The JD Journal seeks to “address issues, concerns, and new products that are directly related to enhancing the professional lives and job-seeking efforts of attorneys, law students, and other legal staff,” and they do it very well! JD Journal is an excellent resource for those in law school, or even just people interested in legal news.
Law Riot is a well-designed blog that features a wide variety of legal content, nearly always with a humorous twist as evidenced by the heavily populated “humor” tab located at the top of the site. Whether you’re a curious pre-law student, a current student looking for a little comic relief or a nostalgic graduate there’s something for you.
The self-proclaimed “People’s Law Guide” hence, PLAWG. The blog aims to facilitate the “sharing of legal news and ideas” in terms the general public can understand. This mission makes PLAWG an excellent resource for pre-law students and anyone else interested in the laws that govern their lives.
May It Please the Courthttp://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp
Blogger J.Craig Williams is an intensely passionate writer, having penned at least a little something every day for 25 years. That experience with the written word really shines through here, as each post crafted by this lawyer gleams with excellent prose. He focuses on relating the court-going life of a legal professional to his readers, discussing contemporary cases of note and his own experiences with judges, defendants and others.
Lawyers on Strikehttp://strikelawyer.wordpress.com/
This blog commences by stating a truth: how people perceive American legal practice, and the reality of it, are completely different ideas. Lawyers on Strike seeks to inject a bit more honesty into how the general public regards life in the law. It relates stories of injured, sympathetic plaintiffs being screwed by the court, lawyers' bar associations showing ineptitude. Anyone looking to look at the law through the retinae of those whose grapple with the system daily will be hooked in no time here.
Cato @ Libertyhttp://www.cato-at-liberty.org/
This scholarly blog is sponsored by the Cato Institute, a civil libertarian think tank dedicated to limited government, “individual liberty, free markets, and peace.” With daily entries the blog is a compelling resource for civil liberty expositions including religious speech in schools, the Transportation Security Administration’s security protocols, legal protections for citizen journalists recording on-duty law enforcement officers, and government searches.
First Amendment Watchhttp://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/collection.aspx?item=First_Amendment_Watch_blog
This intriguing blog highlights the First Amendment basic freedoms (religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition) featured in news reports, commentary, legal cases, and other areas. It is operated by the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.
The Confrontation Bloghttp://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
This captivating blog’s focus is the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment and the resulting legal developments since the 2004 Supreme Court decision in Crawford v. Washington that redefined the standard for determining when admissions of hearsay statements in criminal cases are permitted under the Sixth Amendment. The blog is a valuable resource for tracing the post-Crawford decisions which further define unavailability, confrontation, and cross-examination.
The Corporate Counselhttp://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/blog/index.html
Broc and his fellow lawyer bloggers concentrate on securities and corporate law here. The Dodd-Frank Act and XBRL are recently, brilliantly covered topics.