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Comment is free: Glenn Greenwald on security and liberty
Jun 12, 2013, 12:38 pm CDT
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, 02:28 pm CDT
"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, 01:14 pm CDT
Posts explore topics of legal project management in transactional practices.
Comedians at Law
May 22, 2013, 01:35 pm CDT
The bloggers find the legal angles of trending news stores and share their funny observations.
Dewey B Strategic
May 15, 2013, 01:41 pm CDT
"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, 12:10 pm CDT
"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, 02:03 pm CDT
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, 01:39 pm CDT
"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, 02:05 pm CDT
"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, 03:16 pm CDT
Posts explore issues related to technology, law practice management, social media and CLE.
Apr 3, 2013, 02:21 pm CDT
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, 02:36 pm CDT
"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, 12:44 pm CDT
"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, 03:05 pm CDT
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, 02:44 pm CDT
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, 03:11 pm CDT
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, 02:26 pm CDT
Discusses entertainment law with a strong focus on intellectual property cases.
The Legal Geeks
Feb 13, 2013, 03:32 pm CDT
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, 03:37 pm CDT
"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, 03:37 pm CDT
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, 03:55 pm CDT
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, 02:29 pm CDT
Though not every post is law-related, those that are give an entertaining little window into military law practice.
Jan 9, 2013, 01:58 pm CDT
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, 04:00 pm CDT
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.
The Koncise Drafter
Dec 19, 2012, 04:03 pm CDT
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, 02:15 pm CDT
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, 03:34 pm CDT
Posts cover developments in corporate and securities law—mostly the latest in California, but also federal law.
Nov 28, 2012, 01:09 pm CDT
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, 01:07 pm CDT
Posts cover mergers & acquisitions activity, M&A rulings and analyses of those rulings, the contract process, private transactions and insider trading.
Nov 14, 2012, 02:22 pm CDT
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, 03:01 pm CDT
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, 11:22 am CDT
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, 02:39 pm CDT
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, 02:16 pm CDT
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, 11:43 am CDT
"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, 11:52 am CDT
Posts discuss cold cases in the news, forensics, cases the blogger is examining and interviews with people involved in cold cases.
Sep 26, 2012, 11:34 am CDT
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, 12:08 pm CDT
Posts cover federal appellate court decisions (occasionally state court decisions as well) related to arbitration agreements and the Federal Arbitration Act.
Sep 12, 2012, 11:00 am CDT
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, 12:56 pm CDT
Posts cover the latest actions, policies and staff changes of the year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Aug 29, 2012, 12:20 pm CDT
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, 03:17 pm CDT
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, 02:56 pm CDT
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, 02:51 pm CDT
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, 02:59 pm CDT
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, 03:02 pm CDT
Attorney John Day discusses a wide range of tort topics, with a focus on helping other lawyers understand plaintiff trial practice.
Jul 18, 2012, 03:24 pm CDT
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, 03:36 pm CDT
Posts address pitfalls encountered by trial lawyers, legal writing and, occasionally, law practice management.
The D & O Diary
Jul 3, 2012, 03:23 pm CDT
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, 02:04 pm CDT
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, 01:03 pm CDT
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, 12:53 pm CDT
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, 02:30 pm CDT
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, 12:03 pm CDT
"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, 12:13 pm CDT
"Commentary on deals and the dealmakers behind them." This is a continuously updated site providing legal and mergers & acquisitions news.
May 9, 2012, 12:20 pm CDT
Posts cover what the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act and the Drug Testing of Employees Act means to employers in that state.
Philly Law Blog
May 2, 2012, 01:10 pm CDT
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, 01:27 pm CDT
This blawg contains current information about SEC and DOJ securities investigations and enforcement actions as well as private securities litigation.
Apr 18, 2012, 12:11 pm CDT
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, 02:03 pm CDT
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, 12:44 pm CDT
A clearinghouse for mortgage fraud news and civil and criminal cases and case law.
Mar 28, 2012, 02:56 pm CDT
General legal news focused on issues important in Minnesota.
Health Care at the High Court
Mar 21, 2012, 01:20 pm CDT
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, 12:36 pm CDT
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, 02:13 pm CDT
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, 02:17 pm CDT
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, 02:24 pm CDT
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, 03:30 pm CDT
Posts discuss topics related to agricultural law and policies, farm animal welfare, and estate planning for farms.
The Legal Whiteboard
Feb 8, 2012, 12:36 pm CDT
"Trends, facts and ideas on law and legal education." Posts note scholarship related to legal education reform.
Feb 1, 2012, 12:35 pm CDT
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, 01:20 pm CDT
Posts are devoted to legal writing news, issues, war stories and continuing education opportunities.
Employment & Labor Insider
Jan 18, 2012, 01:38 pm CDT
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.
Federal Criminal Appeals Blog
Jan 11, 2012, 12:38 pm CDT
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, 03:18 pm CDT
"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, 01:30 pm CDT
Posts offer tips for practitioners on legal writing, litigation strategies and a broad range of legal topics.
Dec 14, 2011, 02:44 pm CDT
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."
The Velvet Hammer
Dec 7, 2011, 12:55 pm CDT
Posts offer trial tips for attorneys, cover work-life balance or are journal entries about the author's own life.
Tempe Criminal Defense
Nov 30, 2011, 12:12 pm CDT
First-person posts cover issues related to a small-firm lawyer's Arizona criminal defense practice.
Richard Zorza’s Access to Justice Blog
Nov 22, 2011, 11:46 am CDT
"We define access to justice broadly to include innovations in courts, the bar, legal aid and community that make it easier for people to obtain access to justice institutions, and to just results within those institutions." Posts cover a broad range of subjects, including access to counsel, foreclosures, self-service, law schools and technology.
Nov 16, 2011, 01:22 pm CDT
Prosecutor Mark Pryor blogs about cases “in the same way I tell my kids,” he writes, “leaving out analysis, legal discussion, names, dates and, well, facts.” Recent posts also include installments from an unpublished true-crime book he researched and wrote and answers to readers' questions about it.
MS Litigation Review and Commentary
Nov 2, 2011, 11:05 am CDT
Timely posts give an insider's viewpoint on Mississippi's courts, politics and other topics relevant to the state's civil litigators.
Oct 26, 2011, 03:18 pm CDT
"A blog in which I ricochet from too serious to too flippant, and alternate between a bit clever, a bit interesting and a bit ranty: Pink Tape neatly functions as both a blog about family law and a therapeutic escape valve for me."
Jackson on Consumer Class Actions and Mass Torts
Oct 19, 2011, 12:02 pm CDT
Posts note the comedy and tragedy in appellate products-liability litigation and pore over courts’ analyses in their latest rulings. Consumer fraud issues as they pertain to advertising pop up as well.
Ohio Employer’s Law Blog
Oct 12, 2011, 11:53 am CDT
Posts offer employer-side litigation tips and cover labor law cases that have interesting fact patterns. Hyman’s Friday staple is “WIRTW” (what I read this week), containing links to select opinions and blog posts.
Oct 5, 2011, 02:50 pm CDT
"Provides insight and analysis on energy and environmental law and policy. The blog draws upon the individual research strengths and vast expertise of the law schools’ legal scholars and think tanks. Our goal is to fill a unique space on the blogosphere, not only by bridging the worlds of law and policy, but also by translating the latest developments in a way that’s understandable to a mass audience. We write about U.S. Supreme Court decisions, regulatory actions, and state and national legislation that affects water resource management, toxic waste disposal, renewable energy, air quality, land use, and more. The global challenge of climate change is the driver behind our work."
Sep 28, 2011, 01:37 pm CDT
SCOTUSblog analyzes the cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and posts breaking news of court decisions. Supreme Court decisions are often posted here before the high court puts them on its own website. During session, links to audio clips of oral arguments are posted as they are ready.
Sep 21, 2011, 12:18 pm CDT
Unsigned news posts offer quick summaries of the day's news, and each named author writes a column that can be found on the site. The Blind Drunk Justice podcast can also be found on the site. The site also features its own tongue-in-cheek Black Label Law Dictionary.
Sep 14, 2011, 11:30 am CDT
Multiple daily posts cover Michigan legal news and symposiums as well as national legal news, litigation trends, and legal ethics issues.
Law Librarian Blog
Sep 7, 2011, 12:58 pm CDT
Devoted to issues related to law libraries, including digital preservation and documentation. The blog covers general news and provides resources for practicing law librarians and those interested in legal research.
The Employer Handbook
Aug 31, 2011, 03:23 pm CDT
Labor and employment issues for employers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Posts cover actions of the National Labor Relations Board, critique corporations' social media policies and discuss how much the law protects trade secrets.
Inside the Law School Scam
Aug 24, 2011, 12:38 pm CDT
Posts cover the rising costs of legal education and the consequences of that, run letters from law school graduates and former law students with tales of woe, and address how much law professors who do (or don't do) what their job asks of them are responsible for law graduates' unsatisfactory outcomes.
Marilyn Stowe Blog
Aug 17, 2011, 02:32 pm CDT
"Where family law meets family life ..." U.K. blogger offers commentary on family law and her working life.
Environmental Law Prof Blog
Aug 10, 2011, 02:05 pm CDT
Posts cover policy, regulation and enforcement issues concerning environmental law, climate change, oil wells, Caribbean reefs and waste management.
Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog
Aug 3, 2011, 11:01 am CDT
Posts on nearly every business day cover recent decisions from the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals "with an emphasis on cases pertaining to business interests," note subsequent petitions for en banc rehearings and U.S. Supreme Court cert status, and offer related analysis and commentary.
Attorney at Work
Jul 27, 2011, 03:27 pm CDT
"'One really good idea every day' to help lawyers create the career and lives they love." Posts give advice on productivity, networking, marketing and rainmaking and discuss technology for the legal workplace.
Jul 20, 2011, 12:33 pm CDT
"As our time in law school draws frighteningly near its end, we have begun Just Enrichment so that we can continue the discussions we’ve had over bagels and coffee even when we’re no longer all sitting at the same kitchen table." Posts cover public opinion, constitutional law and sometimes intellectual property and criminal justice topics.
Adjunct Law Prof Blog
Jul 13, 2011, 12:07 pm CDT
Covers issues and information meant for adjunct law professors and other education law and labor / union law stories in the news.
The Wired GC
Jul 6, 2011, 01:38 pm CDT
"Law from the inside out." A general counsel-turned-consultant writes posts devoted to the role of the general counsel. A recent series of "Zen and the Art of Legal Pricing" posts offer guidelines to how law firms with corporate clients should price their services.
Small Firm Innovation
Jun 29, 2011, 01:39 pm CDT
Blogger-columnists share advice and anecdotes with solo and small-firm lawyers about running a law practice, networking and marketing a law practice by both "old school" means and social media platforms. November's theme was "working on the go."
Vault’s Law Blog: Legal Careers and Industry News
Jun 15, 2011, 11:58 am CDT
Posts cover the results of Vault's annual law firm rankings, and the bloggers also interview high-profile lawyers about current events in the profession or about the legal angles of talked-about news stories.