15 Law Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss

Blogs have grown up from their beginnings as personal online rants (though there are plenty of these still around) to an important information source in the digital age. While you are in Law School learning the underlying theories, concepts, and rules of law, you are probably also becoming aware that the law is not just a static set of rules but a dynamic process subject to constant change and reinterpretation. When you go into practice, it will be important for you to have sources of information to keep up with all the changes and current events in your practice area. With that in mind, here is a list of 15 diverse law blogs compiled by Abby Rogers of the Business Insider Law and Order section.

15) Whistleblower Law Blog

15) Whistleblower Law Blog

Twitter: @TELGlawyers

Why it’s great: Whistleblower Law Blog, run by The Employment Law Group, provides pretty comprehensive coverage of all the whistleblower cases happening around the country.

14) iPhone J.D.

14) iPhone J.D.

Twitter: @jeffrichardson

Why it’s great: iPhone J.D. breaks down the best apps, operating systems, and other tech tools for lawyers.

13) The Volokh Conspiracy

13) The Volokh Conspiracy

Twitter: @VolokhC

Why it’s great: The Volokh Conspiracy is a group blog run by law professors who comment on the legal news of the day.

12) China Law Blog

12) China Law Blog

Twitter: @chinalawblog

Why it’s great: China Law Blog discusses laws in China, obviously. But it does so in such a clear and compelling way it really lives up to its mission to “assist businesses already in China or planning to go into China.”

11) Constitutional Daily

11) Constitutional Daily

Twitter: @Con_Daily

Why it’s great: It’s a relatively new blog, but the guys behind Constitutional Daily offer up entertaining analysis of the current legal news.

10) Election Law Blog

10) Election Law Blog

Twitter: @rickhasen

Why it’s great: In case you didn’t know, it’s election season. So use Election Law Blog to brush up on everything you need to know, at least law-wise, concerning the upcoming political contest.

9) The Careerist

9) The Careerist

Twitter: @lawcareerist

Why it’s great: The Careerist breaks down the legal industry’s job market — which admittedly isn’t the best — and covers hiring trends as well as offers career advice.

8) The Law Insider

8) The Law Insider

Twitter: @lawinsider

Why it’s great: It’s a how-to-succeed website for lawyers. The Law Insider is a forum for attorneys to “share and learn about how to be successful in this ever changing legal landscape.”

7) Lawyerist

7) Lawyerist

Twitter: @Lawyerist

Why it’s great: If you’re a lawyer or a firm looking for advice on marketing, practice management, law school success, or basically anything else law-related, then look no further than Lawyerist.

6) Corporette

6) Corporette

Twitter: @corporette

Why it’s great: It’s Cosmo but for professional women in law firms and other corporate workplaces. A woman who worked as a litigator on Wall Street started Corporette in 2008 as a way for professional women — namely lawyers, bankers, and other business women — to discuss fashion and lifestyle.

5) Vault

5) Vault

Twitter: @VaultCareers

Why it’s great: Not only is Vault a career board for legal job seekers, it helps you figure out where you want to work. The Vault Law 100 tells readers the best places to work.

4) The Crime Report

4) The Crime Report

Twitter: @thecrimereport

Why it’s great: The Crime Report — published through the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice — provides comprehensive, plain-English reports of crime and judicial rulings from the across the country.

3) The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog

3) The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog

Twitter: @WSJlawblog

Why it’s great: Law Blog covers the really “hot cases” and trends in the legal industry, culling stories from sources across the country that might not be used elsewhere.

2) Above The Law

2) Above The Law

Twitter: @atlblog

Why it’s great: Above The Law is the industry’s favorite insider publication, featuring everything from enviable scoops on firm culture to the most ridiculous antics of the country’s legal professionals.

1) SCOTUSblog

1) SCOTUSblog

Twitter: @SCOTUSblog

Why it’s great: Not only is the SCOTUSblog team on top of every ruling to come out of the high court, but Lyle Denniston and co. provide easy-to-understand analysis that makes the justices accessible to more than just journalists and scholars.

 Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-best-legal-blogs-2012-9?op=1#ixzz29TSYdNws
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