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Blog + Law = Blawg!

Posted by Library Blog on 02/17/2011 at 03:48 PM

In the tradition of great word contractions (i.e. Brangelina, spork, bridezilla) comes the blawg, or law-related blog. One place to find over 3,000 blawgs is the ABA Journal Blawg Directory. This website allows you to search these blawgs by topic, author type, region or law school. Every year the ABA Journal ranks the top 100 Blawgs (see 4th Annual ABA Journal Blawg 100). ABA Journal readers also have an opportunity to vote on their blawg favorites (see BLAWG100 Popular Vote: The Readers Have Spoken).

The ABA Journal Blawg Directory contains a number of blawgs on various subjects from the very broad (such as the SCOTUSblog or the Supreme Court of the United States Blog) to the more obscure or specific (such as Superheroes, Supervillains and the Law or Connecticut Sports Law). If you are interested in keeping up on a particular area of law or are looking for a research topic for a paper, blawgs may be helpful.

Some blawgs that you may find useful, amusing or interesting:

Legal Ethics Forum - Topic: Legal Ethics

the (new) legal writer - Topic: Legal Writing

Lowering the Bar - Topic: Legal Humor

FutureLawyer - Topic: Legal Technology