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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

2009 Legal Educator Blog Census, Version 2.0 (Blog/Blogger Statistics)

These are some statistics that I compiled regarding my blog census. According to my census, there are 588 educators at law schools in the United States posting on blogs. The gender breakdown is as follows:

368 male blogger

220 female bloggers

I'm not the biggest fan of law school rankings, but here are the number of bloggers at schools in each of the tiers of the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings:

1st Tier:     228 bloggers

2nd Tier:    156 bloggers

3rd Tier:     78 bloggers

4th Tier:     107 bloggers

Unranked:  19 bloggers

Finally, here is a ranking of law schools by the number of blogs on which educators at those schools post. Of course, some of the blogs in the census contained one post in the three month period covered while other had several posts each day. In other words, these rankings are far from perfect, but I think that they provide a decent indication of where law schools stand in the blogosphere. For an alternate ranking, you can scroll to the bottom of this list and see a ranking of schools by number of bloggers per school. 

TWELVE (1-3)

NINE (5-6)

EIGHT (7-11)

SEVEN (12-16)

SIX (17-26)

FIVE (27-39)

FOUR (40-58)

THREE (59-86)

TWO (87-116)


ONE (117-156)

Alternatively, here is a ranking of schools by number of blogger per school:




TWELVE (5-6)

UC Berkeley School of Law

The John Marshall Law School

EIGHT (12-16)


SEVEN (17-20)

SIX (22-28)

FIVE (29-41)


ONE (117-156)





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This is a great list! I'm doing some research on law school blogs myself and I came across your census. 2 quick questions:

- When you give the breakdown of bloggers by U.S. News law school ranking, how are you differentiating between tier 1 and tier 2. Is tier 1 the top 50 law schools and tier 2 is 50-100?

- Did you find any blogs related to the University of Virginia? I didn't see it on the list.

I would appreciate your help with these questions and thanks again for all the research! :)


Posted by: Natalie | Oct 9, 2009 1:15:26 PM

Thanks. As you note, tier 1 was schools 1-50, and tier 2 was schools 51-100. In my research, I didn't find any blogs by legal educators at UVA. If you are aware of any, please let me know.

Posted by: Colin Miller | Oct 9, 2009 3:06:52 PM

We have a few college students online from Western Connecticut State University and we love your blog postings, so well add your rss or news feed for them, Thanks and please post us and leave a comment back and well link to you. Thanks Jen , Blog
Western Connecticut State University

Posted by: Western Connecticut State University | Nov 26, 2009 4:39:40 PM

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