Legal Theory

2Civility

"The official blog of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on professionalism. Designed to connect lawyers and inspire change, the blog focuses on advocating and advancing the highest standards of conduct among lawyers to better serve clients and society."

A Copyfighter’s Musings

Discussion of copyright law and policy issues focused on developing optimum copyright law.

ACS Blog

This decidedly left-leaning blog from the American Constitution Society covers court cases and proposed legislation that threatens individual rights. Editorials coming from the likes of the ACLU, the First Amend­ment Center and gay-rights groups appear regularly.

Balkinization

"Balkinization an unanticipated consequence of Jack M. Balkin." This blawg focuses on constitutional, First Amendment and civil liberties issues.

Basic Law Professor

Blog discusses aspects of the criminal justice system and philosophy. "[Pattison's] biggest objection to our Criminal Justice system is that it's complicated with enough smoke and mirrors that the simplicity of it is overwhelmed by the fog of process. Common sense dictates that if we can identify the foundational themes of Criminal Law, Defense, and the Constitution, the System is manageable. The purpose of this Blog is to simplify things from their most basic level to practical application."

Campus—ADR Tech Blog

"My work explores innnovative ways to support conflict resolution knowledge and skill development, with recent efforts focused on the use of technology and the world wide web," and this is reflected on the blawg, which discusses various conflict resolution-related topics.

Chicago’s Real Law Blog

This blog answers questions about the legal system in Illinois in a straightforward colloquial manner. Posts have a "Legal Tip of the Day."

Collaborative Divorce Newsblog

"Helping people make respectful, civilized, values-based transitions from couple to single."

Comment is free: Glenn Greenwald on security and liberty

Guardian reporter and blogger Glenn Greenwald broke the story on secret U.S. collection of cellphone data. Posts at his blog explore decisions made by the U.S. federal government related to the "war on terror" and what press freedoms, civil rights and privacy rights are being traded off as a result.

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions is a general-interest blawg.

Dispute Resolution in Germany

"Dispute Resolution Germany is an English language resource about litigation, arbitration and mediation in Germany (and elsewhere)."

Eminent Domain

Features commentary and musings about case law and legal topics.

Empirical Legal Studies

"The ELS blog serves as an online forum to discuss and provide links for emerging empirical legal scholarship, provide conference updates, discuss empirical claims that have emerged in public and political discourse, facilitate discussion for guest empirical scholars and assess current empirical findings and methodologies."

EvidenceProf Blog

Posts cover appellate rulings that pertain to the federal rules of evidence

Feminist Law Professors

Highlights the work of feminist law professors and contains information about articles and events that are likely to be of interest to them. Posts cover court cases, legislation and scholarship related to sexual discrimination for like-minded readers, as well as alert them to relevant conferences.

Josh Blackman’s Blog

Posts give "instant analysis" of recent U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments and cover the activities of the blogger's Harlan Institute, which has a mission of bringing a stylized law school experience into the high school classroom. From the blog you can also access and sign up for the the Harlan Institute's FantasySCOTUS league.

Jurisdynamics

"Jurisdynamics describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's endogenous adaptive capacity. This blog focuses on tools (mathematics, linguistics, complexity theory, and biology) and subjects (regulation, innovation, environmental law, and natural disasters) that invite jurisdynamic analysis."

Just Us, For All

Posts include tech tips, researching tips, reading recommendations and introductions to new technologies.

Legal Ruralism

Using her University of California, Davis, scholarship as a backdrop, law professor Lisa Pruitt blogs about the intersection of law with rural life and culture. Topics are varied and include recent news and academic commentary, but all share an emphasis on rural settings.

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog says it contains "all the theory that fits." It posts links to articles in law reviews and elsewhere that discuss constitutional and legal theory.

Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog

"News and views about philosophy, the academic profession, academic freedom, intellectual culture ... and a bit of poetry."

Mirror of Justice

A blog devoted to the development of Catholic legal theory.

PrawfsBlawg

"Where intellectual honesty has (almost always) trumped partisanship—albeit in a kind of boring way until recently—since 2005." The authors post about books and papers, law school job openings, concerns of working professors, and "a variety of topics related to law and life."

Scrivener’s Error

"Law and reality in publishing (seldom the same thing) from the author's side of the slush pile, with occasional forays into military affairs, censorship and the First Amendment, legal theory, and anything else that strikes me as interesting."

Speak the Truth: A Blog for Modern Jury Consulting

"Thoughts on juries, trials, and the modern age of data-driven jury consulting."