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Stop Asking Where I’m From
Dec 4, 2013, 01:51 pm CST
The author writes about her experiences as a new criminal defense lawyer.
The Illustrated Guide to Law
Nov 26, 2013, 01:17 pm CST
Illustrated posts explore concepts and ideas having to do with crime and punishment.
The Litigation Consulting Report
Nov 20, 2013, 02:44 pm CST
Posts—many of them in list form—share ideas with litigators about persuading juries as well as working successfully with co-counsel and trial consultants.
Nov 13, 2013, 11:22 am CST
The author keeps track of her experiments in Web 2.0 and covers general library-centric topics.
Nov 6, 2013, 12:22 pm CST
Posts are devoted to cases of corporate espionage and computer fraud.
Oct 30, 2013, 12:07 pm CST
Posts focus on workplace no-nos as seen on TV as well as employment law issues in films (not necessarily recent) and real-life litigation behind the scenes of TV shows.
What the Public Defender?
Oct 23, 2013, 12:04 pm CST
"This is simply a place to vent and make other PDs laugh—because sometimes our job is really hard." Posts on this tumblr are humorous animated GIFs.
The Legal Genealogist
Oct 16, 2013, 12:05 pm CST
"Genealogy, the law and so much more." Posts help those conducting genealogical research on using and understanding the legal documents they encounter.
Law Deans on Legal Education Blog
Oct 9, 2013, 10:19 am CST
"A blog devoted to legal education and the legal profession from the perspective of law deans." Posts discuss topics such as student debt, access to justice and the two-year JD.
Oct 2, 2013, 11:05 am CST
The blog's title stands for Journal of Things We Like (Lots). In posts, law professors evaluate the latest and greatest legal scholarship in their respective disciplines.
Lady (Legal) Writer
Sep 25, 2013, 10:25 am CST
Posts include links to legal writing resources, offer editing tips and note court opinions in which the judges writing them had a little fun.
Medical Futility Blog
Sep 18, 2013, 01:32 pm CST
Posts take note of life-support disputes in the news, discuss scholarship from critical care ethicists and explore the legality and ethics of patients' different end-of-life options.
Sep 11, 2013, 11:36 am CST
Bloggers comment on the legal angles of true stories in the news that are stranger than fiction.
Sep 4, 2013, 09:38 am CST
Posts track the course of criminal prosecutions of Ponzi schemers and their accomplices as well as efforts to recover stolen funds for victims of these schemes.
Chasing Truth. Catching Hell.
Aug 28, 2013, 12:00 pm CST
The aim of the blog is to help readers have a more informed opinion about the criminal justice system and the effects on those who come in contact with it.
Center for Law and Religion Forum
Aug 21, 2013, 11:05 am CST
Posts provide commentary on law and religion issues in the news and around the Web, highlight new books in law and religion, and note news around the world of those who find themselves on the wrong side of the law in their nation when they practice their religion or express their religious views.
Aug 14, 2013, 10:42 am CST
"Civil discovery from beginning to end." Posts provide insight into opinions by Nevada's discovery commissioners, cover Nevada cases related to discovery as well as analogous cases from the federal courts.
JD Careers Out There
Aug 7, 2013, 12:55 pm CST
Posts feature video interviews with lawyers in various professions—from a personal injury lawyer to a sports agent to a CEO of a wireless site-acquisition company—showcasing the flexibility of a law degree.
Arms Control Law
Jul 31, 2013, 11:11 am CST
Posts analyze and discuss legal issues relevant to arms control, including actions of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the dispute between the West and Iran over Iran's nuclear program.
Bar Exam Toolbox
Jul 24, 2013, 10:56 am CST
Posts offer tips on how to cope with the particular stressors that accompany preparing for the bar exam as well as practical advice about how to study.
Washington D.C. Employment Law Update
Jul 17, 2013, 01:41 pm CST
Posts cover labor and employment issues for federal employees, federal legislation related to labor and employment law, and key federal court rulings related to labor and employment law.
Jul 10, 2013, 02:15 pm CST
Posts include snarky op-eds related to the legal news of the day, columns written by law students and young practicing lawyers about their experiences in the profession, coverage of quirky legal news stories—and a weekly caption contest.
Consumer Law & Policy Blog
Jul 3, 2013, 07:28 am CST
Hosted by Public Citizen's Consumer Justice Project, this group blog focuses on consumer law and policy from the consumer's point of view. The banking industry has been the focus of many recent entries.
Law School Cafe
Jun 26, 2013, 10:17 am CST
Posts discuss the efforts of law schools and other entities to improve employment outcomes for graduates.
Southern District of Florida Blog
Jun 19, 2013, 10:33 am CST
Southern District of Florida Blog is dedicated to providing news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida.
Comment is free: Glenn Greenwald on security and liberty
Jun 12, 2013, 11:38 am CST
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.
The Law School Tuition Bubble
Jun 5, 2013, 01:28 pm CST
"An amateurly illustrated think tank of one." The author conducts empirical research about legal education; student debt; and law students, law schools and lawyers per capita (of which he keeps an archive).
At the Intersection
May 29, 2013, 12:14 pm CST
Posts explore topics of legal project management in transactional practices.
Comedians at Law
May 22, 2013, 12:35 pm CST
The bloggers find the legal angles of trending news stores and share their funny observations.
Dewey B Strategic
May 15, 2013, 12:41 pm CST
"Risk, value, knowledge, strategy libraries and the legal profession." Topics include legal publishing, business mergers, law firm staffing and law practice management.
Blog of Rights
May 8, 2013, 11:10 am CST
"Because freedom can't protect itself." Posts offer the authors' takes on matters of government secrecy, individual privacy, women's rights, workplace discrimination and on death penalty cases of interest.
Hercules and the umpire.
May 1, 2013, 01:03 pm CST
Posts describe the challenges facing federal district judges—insufficient funding of the courts chief among them—and share the author's memories from his career as a lawyer and judge.
Preaching to the Choir
Apr 24, 2013, 12:39 pm CST
"My opinions are my own, but the world would be a better place if everybody agreed with me." Posts discuss constitutional and evidence issues in high-profile criminal trials.
Apr 17, 2013, 01:05 pm CST
"Going where cameras cannot." Posts include the blogger / artist's sketches from oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court and from other D.C.-area trials as well as a brief description of what is pictured and links to further coverage.
Jennifer Ellis, JD
Apr 10, 2013, 02:16 pm CST
Posts explore issues related to technology, law practice management, social media and CLE.
Apr 3, 2013, 01:21 pm CST
Posts cover how lawyers can use social media to benefit their law firms, how lawyers can improve their websites and blogs, and alert readers about Avvo Legal Marketing Webinars.
Mar 27, 2013, 01:36 pm CST
"Impunity Watch’s mission is to monitor and address horrific human rights abuses and possible situations of impunity. Whether the atrocities committed are acts of discrimination, acts of human trafficking such as the forced labor or sexual exploitation of individuals, the denial of access to food and water, acts of genocide, or other violations of fundamental human rights, those who commit these inhumane acts should be held accountable and brought to justice. Impunity Watch will be in the forefront creating awareness of these tragedies."
Mar 20, 2013, 11:44 am CST
"I have this crazy idea that lawyers can be interested in things that aren’t strictly law-related, and that those interests can make them better lawyers." The author has a background in creative writing and discusses history, poetry and literature as well as civil litigation in her home state.
A Public Defender
Mar 13, 2013, 02:05 pm CST
A Public Defender has posts about about criminal law, recent opinions and proposed legislation, sometimes with a Connecticut focus.
In Custodia Legis
Mar 6, 2013, 01:44 pm CST
In posts, authors interview other Law Library of Congress staffers about their jobs, cover highlights of the LLC's online publication, Global Legal Monitor and note developments and enhancements in THOMAS, an online archive of congressional proceedings.
Feb 27, 2013, 02:11 pm CST
Posts share insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions as well as the debate about what law schools need to do to produce "practice-ready" graduates and "practice-ready" scholarship.
Feb 20, 2013, 01:26 pm CST
Discusses entertainment law with a strong focus on intellectual property cases.
The Legal Geeks
Feb 13, 2013, 02:32 pm CST
Posts and podcasts cover the legal issues that arise (whether they are acknowledged or not) in TV shows and the latest theatrical releases—usually of the sci-fi / fantasy variety.
Feb 6, 2013, 02:37 pm CST
"A way to pass on my hard-won knowledge and understanding of the way things work in bankruptcy court." Posts cover consumer bankruptcy law.
Jan 30, 2013, 02:37 pm CST
Posts cover criminal law issues and current events from the standpoint of a prosecutor, offer insight into the criminal justice system and trials and tell amusing court stories.
Suits by Suits
Jan 23, 2013, 02:55 pm CST
Posts cover legal disputes between companies and executives over noncompete and confidentiality agreements, mandatory arbitration clauses, religion in the workplace and much more.
The Unwashed Advocate
Jan 16, 2013, 01:29 pm CST
Though not every post is law-related, those that are give an entertaining little window into military law practice.
Jan 9, 2013, 12:58 pm CST
Posts detail recent labor and employment laws and cases as well as "practical information needed to administer cubicle justice."
The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog
Jan 2, 2013, 03:00 pm CST
Posts explain complex real property law and property use law to both law professionals and the lay public and follow significant Massachusetts real estate cases through the courts.
Adams on Contract Drafting
Dec 19, 2012, 03:03 pm CST
Posts cover the blogger's thoughts on contract drafting and contract automation, critique other document assembly systems and otherwise explore language in legal contracts.
The Girl’s Guide to Law School
Dec 12, 2012, 01:15 pm CST
The author draws on her own experiences and interviews with experts to give law students concrete suggestions on how they can handle their present course loads and plan for their futures.
California Corporate & Securities Law
Dec 5, 2012, 02:34 pm CST
Posts cover developments in corporate and securities law—mostly the latest in California, but also federal law.
Nov 28, 2012, 12:09 pm CST
Posts cover actions of the nation's federal bankruptcy courts, U.S. Tax Court rulings, bankruptcy-related rulings in federal appellate courts, and actions of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules for the Judicial Conference.
M&A Law Prof Blog
Nov 20, 2012, 12:07 pm CST
Posts cover mergers & acquisitions activity, M&A rulings and analyses of those rulings, the contract process, private transactions and insider trading.
Nov 14, 2012, 01:22 pm CST
Posts cover interesting new litigation filed and opinions handed down in federal and state courts in Minnesota, and the author includes his own thoughts and predictions. "Noteworthy events for bench and bar" as well as issues likely to have an effect on law practice in Minnesota are also covered.
Nov 7, 2012, 02:01 pm CST
Posts analyze the latest developments in law and policy regarding the immigration consequences of criminal violations. The blawg summarizes and provides links to recent opinions by the Board of Immigration Appeals, federal district and appeals courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
California Attorney’s Fees
Oct 31, 2012, 10:22 am CST
Provides information to practitioners, jurists, and the public about the law governing the awarding of attorney fees and costs with a focus on California state law and rulings coming from California federal judicial forums.
Oct 24, 2012, 01:39 pm CST
Arguing that the word zombie (and related words) are increasingly appearing in political rhetoric and legal discourse, posts focus on the use of the word 'zombie' in law and current events.
Oct 17, 2012, 01:16 pm CST
Posts cover interesting cases of first impression throughout the country; the constitutionality of institutions' laws and policies; and op-eds on controversies in the news.
Oct 10, 2012, 10:43 am CST
"The name Lawfare refers both to the use of law as a weapon of conflict and, perhaps more importantly, to the depressing reality that America remains at war with itself over the law governing its warfare with others." Posts cover subjects such as cybersecurity, international law as it relates to U.S. military operations, and anti-terrorism legislation from nations around the world.
Defrosting Cold Cases
Oct 3, 2012, 10:52 am CST
Posts discuss cold cases in the news, forensics, cases the blogger is examining and interviews with people involved in cold cases.
Sep 26, 2012, 10:34 am CST
The focus of this blog is international judicial assistance in civil and commercial cases. Specific issues covered include service of process abroad, obtaining evidence abroad for use in the United States and vice versa, and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and international arbital awards.
Sep 19, 2012, 11:08 am CST
Posts cover federal appellate court decisions (occasionally state court decisions as well) related to arbitration agreements and the Federal Arbitration Act.
Sep 12, 2012, 10:00 am CST
The blogger summarizes his own tort law cases as well as others in both the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania, many brought to his attention by his readers. He also provides links to the written materials from his CLE programs.
Sep 5, 2012, 11:56 am CST
Posts cover the latest actions, policies and staff changes of the year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Aug 29, 2012, 11:20 am CST
A look at the world of law and lawyers from many directions. Idealawg contains articles and advice about professional development and self-improvement.
Law School Toolbox
Aug 22, 2012, 02:17 pm CST
Law School Toolbox aims to "demystify the exam preparation process, so you can spend your time doing things that matter. (And skip the things that don’t help.)"
Import Trade Law
Aug 15, 2012, 01:56 pm CST
Weekly posts follow recent developments in the laws and regulations enforced by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and recap rulings and appeals from the U.S. Court of International Trade.
The Undeniable Ruth
Aug 8, 2012, 01:51 pm CST
The author discusses her own experiences in law school and law practice, offers advice to law students, and discusses law as it relates to flash mobs and pranksters.
The Legal Intelligencer Blog
Aug 1, 2012, 01:59 pm CST
The Legal Intelligencer is the nation's oldest daily legal newspaper. Covering legal news in Philadelphia and the rest of Pennsylvania, it often features columns by guest authors from the legal profession.
Day on Torts
Jul 25, 2012, 02:02 pm CST
Attorney John Day discusses a wide range of tort topics, with a focus on helping other lawyers understand plaintiff trial practice.
Jul 18, 2012, 02:24 pm CST
Posts cover trials and decisions (mostly civil) from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and federal courts in Northern California.
At Counsel Table
Jul 11, 2012, 02:36 pm CST
Posts address pitfalls encountered by trial lawyers, legal writing and, occasionally, law practice management.
The D & O Diary
Jul 3, 2012, 02:23 pm CST
This blog reports and analyzes what happens after shareholder lawsuits strike a corporation’s directors and officers, and courts rule on the extent of insurance carrier liability.
ACA Litigation Blog
Jun 27, 2012, 01:04 pm CST
Posts offer news updates, legal analysis and documents related to the multiple constitutional challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Jun 20, 2012, 12:03 pm CST
Readers can expect a "usage tip of the day" along with an occasional "LawProse Lesson" in which a question is asked and then answered by Black’s Law Dictionary editor-in-chief Bryan A. Garner.
Jun 13, 2012, 11:53 am CST
Most posts cover corporate finance litigation; occasional posts discuss the U.S. Supreme Court or note issues of interest to the individual investor.
Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog
May 30, 2012, 01:30 pm CST
Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog provides business-litigation commentary and case summaries from Delaware's chancery and supreme courts. It also includes developments in legal ethics.
South Florida Lawyers
May 23, 2012, 11:03 am CST
"A blog devoted to the lawyers of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class." Aggregates law-related news stories from Florida and elsewhere.
May 16, 2012, 11:13 am CST
"Commentary on deals and the dealmakers behind them." This is a continuously updated site providing legal and mergers & acquisitions news.
Philly Law Blog
May 2, 2012, 12:10 pm CST
The bloggers reflect on the the day-to-day of working at their relatively young small law firm and life in Philadelphia.
Apr 25, 2012, 12:27 pm CST
This blawg contains current information about SEC and DOJ securities investigations and enforcement actions as well as private securities litigation.
Apr 18, 2012, 11:11 am CST
Posts offer research-based persuasion strategies that lawyers can use in both the pretrial and trial phases of litigation in jury, bench or arbitration settings.
LSAT Blog: Ace the LSAT
Apr 11, 2012, 01:03 pm CST
Specific tips related to the logic questions found on the LSAT and best practices as far as studying for the LSAT.
Mortgage Fraud Blog
Apr 4, 2012, 11:44 am CST
A clearinghouse for mortgage fraud news and civil and criminal cases and case law.
Mar 28, 2012, 01:56 pm CST
General legal news focused on issues important in Minnesota.
Health Care at the High Court
Mar 21, 2012, 12:20 pm CST
Posts analyze the constitutionality of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and of the possible outcomes of United States Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida and National Federation of Independent Business v. Kathleen Sebelius, which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court from March 26-28.
The Criminal Lawyer
Mar 14, 2012, 11:36 am CST
Analytical and philosophical posts cover criminal justice writ large: misconceptions about the rate of violent crime, how to fix the jury system, “overcriminalization” and the high rate of incarceration in the U.S.
Mar 7, 2012, 01:13 pm CST
Posts on this "group complaint about law, liberty and leisure" focus on First Amendment topics and the bloggers' own experiences as trial lawyers.
Grits for Breakfast
Feb 29, 2012, 01:17 pm CST
Posts consider how Texas is addressing crime and punishment—its appellate courts, its agencies, its law enforcement, its legislation and its prisons.
Feb 22, 2012, 01:24 pm CST
Posts cover significant court decisions related to the Family and Medical Leave Act; the act's little-known rules and provisions; and proposed changes to FMLA regulations.
Food and Agriculture Law Blog
Feb 15, 2012, 02:30 pm CST
Posts discuss topics related to agricultural law and policies, farm animal welfare, and estate planning for farms.
The Legal Whiteboard
Feb 8, 2012, 11:35 am CST
"Trends, facts and ideas on law and legal education." Posts note scholarship related to legal education reform.
Feb 1, 2012, 11:35 am CST
Authors aim to post timely reports and analysis of circuit splits among U.S. courts of appeals and other links of interest to appellate lawyers.
Legal Writing Prof Blog
Jan 25, 2012, 12:20 pm CST
Posts are devoted to legal writing news, issues, war stories and continuing education opportunities.
Employment & Labor Insider
Jan 18, 2012, 12:38 pm CST
Most posts offer helpful roundups of the week's labor and employment law news and what's breaking in the related blawgosphere. The posts' intended audience are human resource professionals, inside counsel and management-side employment law attorneys.
The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog
Jan 11, 2012, 11:38 am CST
The goal of the blawg is to cover every published opinion from a federal court of appeals that is a criminal defense victory.
Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home
Jan 4, 2012, 02:18 pm CST
"What You Need To Know Before You Scream 'I Quit,' Get Fired, Or Decide to Sue the Bastards." Posts discuss topics such as non-compete agreements, whistle-blowing and harassment—from an employee's point of view.
CEB Blog: Your Partner in Practice
Dec 20, 2011, 12:30 pm CST
Posts offer tips for practitioners on legal writing, litigation strategies and a broad range of legal topics.
Dec 14, 2011, 01:44 pm CST
The author writes about criminal law and procedure in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia and about the challenges of starting a law firm. He also "discusses current events, new case law, trial strategies, and the legal blogosphere, with some gossip, poetry and humor thrown in for good measure."