Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The Illinois Bar Journal (the monthly magazine published the Illiniois State Bar Association) has an article on "Keeping Up with the Bloggers." It's by Tom Gaylord, a law librarian at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He notes that blawgs have become a great place to keep track of recent legal developments. He surveys some of the blogs (forgetting to include the Legal Writing Prof Blog unfortunately, and the new International Law Prof Blog as well). Here are some from the sites he does include:
- The "cleanup hitter in any murderer's row of legal blogs" is SCOTUSblog, devoted to goings on in the U.S. Supreme Court
- A similar blog devoted to the federal circuit courts, called How Appealing
- A blog from a former correspondent assigned to report on the U.S. Supreme Court, who now covers "Life and the Law" in her Legalities blog.
- A directory of law blogs in the ABA Journal
- Blawg, a directory of blogs by topic and jurisdiction
- An extensive blog directory on Justia
By the way, the Illinois State Bar Association offers free student memberships. Students do not have to live in Illinois or go to school here. Memberships are electronic, so students can live anywhere. They can also join a couple of the sections for free. Go to www.isba.org for more information.
(mew, a member of the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association)