Are you looking for your first legal job and want to look like an expert in a particular practice area? Maybe you just want to learn more about a specific legal issue, an area of law, or a certain industry, law firm, or company? If so, you should investigate legal blogs, or “blawgs.”
Here are some things to know about blawgs:
- Blawgs usually follow “hot topics” or breaking legal news. They can cover general legal topics or can focus on specific practice areas.
- Blawgs may be written by attorneys, law librarians, law professors, or others.
- Blawgs can help you to become informed and to stay current but use caution as the main purpose of some blawgs may be attorney self-promotion.
If you are looking for blawgs, try:
- blawgsearch.justia.com/ – search for blawgs by most popular, by category, or run a keyword search.
- www.lxbn.com – search by subject, browse the headlines, or run a keyword search.
- scotusblog.com – an excellent source of material about the Supreme Court.
Finally, you can try:
- www.abajournal.com/blawgs – search by topic, author type, region, law school, and court. Also, take a look at the ABA’s Annual Blawg 100. According to ABA Journal, these are the blawgs that have “tipped us off to breaking news and the bloggers who have compelled us to write about their innovative ideas.”