You’ve Reached a Verdict!
The best of the law blogs, according to our readers
Posted Feb 1, 2008 9:30 AM CST
By Molly McDonough
Participation in the inaugural ABA Journal Blawg 100 was better than expected, with more than 25,000 votes cast in 12 categories. Voting began Nov. 28 and continued through Jan. 2. See the vote counts for all 100 blawgs at ABAJournal.com.
The readers’ choice winners:
Sharp, fast-paced commentary about legal and nearly legal news and events.
Getting and keeping clients is the focus here, with posts relating to everything from social events to billing and legal ethics.
POLITICS FOR SPORT
A mainstay of and inspiration for conservative political blogs, University of Tennessee professor Glenn Reynolds offers news and commentary snippets primarily focused on individual liberty, terrorism and the law and, occasionally, technology.
Contributors make at least 10 timely and witty news posts daily, and fans—30 or more comments on one post is common—keep the debate fresh.
One China-based and one U.S.-based lawyer cover China business news and entertain with links to fish-out-of-water posts about being an American in China.
Rahul Jindal hails from just outside of New Delhi. He documents the outsourcing phenomenon both “from the ground” and from combing the blogosphere.
YOUR SO-CALLED LIFE
Founded by a group of law students from various schools in 2006, Ms. JD tackles work-life balance issues, gender inequalities and hurdles that women face in the legal profession. Member bloggers share their experiences in practice settings while featured bloggers—from law school deans to trailblazing practitioners—offer their take on these issues.
All the crime that’s fit to print in Kansas City. The cops’ beats are updated throughout the day and organized into dozens of criminal justice categories.
J.D.s IN TRAINING*
This 3L is careful with how he spends his time as well as his money: Look here for tips on being productive in law school—and reducing your grocery bill.
LAWYERS BEHAVING BADLY
A fascinating one-topic blog delving into the legal, ethical and human implications of the Duke University lacrosse rape prosecution debacle.
Irresistible gossip and fly-on-the-wall scuttlebutt from the once anonymous A3G; former prosecutor David Lat makes this site a supermarket tabloid lover’s necessity.
A first stop for need-to-know Supreme Court news, analysis and original source material thanks largely to nearly 50-year-veteran SCOTUS reporter Lyle Denniston—the only full-time blogger with permanent high court media credentials, though his press pass is courtesy of his affiliation with WBUR Radio in Boston.
*Even though it received the most votes, There’s No Competition in Law School was disqualified because the blog is defunct. The authors ceased blogging and removed nearly all of the archived content before the voting period began.