Blogs and Blawgs

General Law Blog
BalkinizationWith Jack Balkin leading the charge, this blog is the perspectival counterweight to The Volokh Conspiracy. Again, law profs are the primary contributors, and, as with VC, their entries are both thoughtful and influential.
Bench Memos
Legal commentary offered by National Review Online.
"Life, Politics and the Law From ABC News Correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg."
Paper Chase
is a real-time legal news service, provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.
Supreme Court of the United States BlogSponsored by the law firm of Akin Gump, this is the go-to blog to learn about the latest happenings of the SCOTUS.  The blog also has commentary, analysis, and links to opinions and oral arguments.
Volokh Conspiracy
Founder and contributors are (generally) conservative/libertarian law profs: heavy-hitters in the legal academic world. Their blog topics are as interesting as they are wide-ranging.
WSJ Law Blog
The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog covers the notable legal cases, trends and personalities of interest to the business community.
Student Law - Times Online
Information and ideas for law students in the U.K.

Topical Blogs
Election Law Blog
The law of politics and the politics of law: election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process (by Prof. Rick Hasen).
Law Professor Blogs
"The permanent resources & links and daily news & information are designed to collect in one place materials helpful to law professors in their scholarship and teaching."
Legal Planet
Legal Planet, a collaboration between UC Berkeley School of Law and UCLA School of Law, provides insight and analysis on energy and environmental law and policy.
Legal Theory Blog
"All the theory that fits" by philosophy and law prof, Lawrence Solum.  Interesting commentary by a careful thinker.
A blog primarily focused on the jurisprudence of J. Scalia but containing commentary on other topics as well.
Opinio Juris
Opinio Juris is a forum for informed discussion and lively debate about international law and international relations.
PrawfsBlawg (aka is a blog about a variety of topics related to law and life.  Their tag-line: "Where Intellectual Honesty Has (Almost Always) Trumped Partisanship -- Albeit in a Kind of Boring Way Until Recently -- Since 2005."
TaxProf Blog
TaxProf Blog combines both (1) continuously-updated permanent resources and (2) daily news and information. If you want (or need!) to learn about tax, this is an excellent place to start.
Truth on the Market
In the authors' words: "We are a group of young law professors who teach and write in the business law area, broadly defined . . . . [O]ur blog offers commentary on law, business, economics and more.

Above the Law takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of law. The site provides news and gossip about the profession’s most colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.
How Appealing
The Web's first blog devoted to appellate litigation. It typically has links to current news items, and it has a long blog-roll.
Is There a Lawyer in the Church?
"Helpful Biblical Counsel on the Real Life Legal Situations You Face"
Law Shucks
Law Shucks is yet another legal tabloid, but we’re committed to keeping our focus on those who are in, or refugees from, BigLaw . . . . Basically, the stuff that is interesting to practicing lawyers with a dry sense of humor.
This is a fictional (and humorous) account of a junior barrister at the English Bar. It is not based on fact. Or is it? Hard to tell.

More Blawgs/Blogs

Faith & Law Blogs
ICLS Directir's Blog
Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession Mike Schutt directs the Institute for Christian Legal Studies, a cooperative ministry of Regent University School of Law and the Christian Legal Society, whose goal is to encourage Christian law students, law professors, and practicing lawyers to seek and study Biblical truth, including the natural law tradition, as it relates to law and legal institutions, and to encourage them toward spiritual growth, compassionate outreach to the poor and needy, and the integration of faith with learning, teaching, and legal practice.

Christian Perspectives on the Law
Mirror of Justice
"A blog dedicated to the development of Catholic legal theory."  This site provides excellent commentary on a host of legal issues.
Justitia: Thinking about Justice, Righteousness, & Culture
"It is our privilege as human beings created in God's image to ponder, consider, explore, and puzzle over the relationship between righteousness and justice in this world."
Regent Law Blogs
Blogs by students and faculty at Regent University School of Law.
From the Academy
Religion Clause
The blog to read if you are interested in the Constitution's Religion Clause and the issues, ideas, jurisprudence, and jockeying groups trying to figure out how to make sense of it today.  This blog also has an amazing and comprehensive list of links.
Legal Scholarship Blog - Law and Religion
Law-Related Calls for Papers, Conferences, and Workshops.
Family Restoration
The author of this blog, Prof. Lynne Marie Kohm, is dedicated to family restoration through the application of Christian legal principles, and this is the focus of her blog.
Less than the Least
The authors of this blog "are both law professors and evangelical Protestants – a weird combination in our time. We hope it’s also an interesting combination."  It is, and so are their posts.
By My God I Can Leap Over A Wall
The web log for Prof. Rick Duncan's Religion and the Constitution class at Regent Law School. "Sell all, and purchase liberty." --Patrick Henry

Blogs by Organizations
Breakpoint - The Point
"Our goal is to examine and discuss various issues of the day from a Christian worldview perspective."
Provocations: A Journal from the Trinity Forum
"Just as ideas have consequences, so faith has implications for life. Our journal is designed to provoke reflection and conversation on faith’s implications for the way we think and act in all the various spheres of life, public and private."
Public Discourse
Not a journal or a blog, yet has frequent posts (on "Ethics, Law, and the Common Good"). We've also listedPublic Discourse with other great websites on our Publications page.  Happy reading!
Christianity Today
Check out their several blogs.  The "Imago Fidei" section is particularly interesting.
The New Atlantis
There are two active blogs on — one on health care policy and one on reading, writing, and technologies of knowledge.
God's Politics Blog
From Sojourners: faith, politics, culture.
WORLD Magazine | Community
WORLD hosts a number of worthy blogs by Andrée Seu, Tony Woodlief, and others.
Family Research Council Blog
Family Research Council (FRC) champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society.
Institute of Public Affairs: Weblog
The nation's largest representative Orthodox Jewish organization brings its unique perspective to politics, public policy, Jewish communal affairs and religion in the public square.
Americans United for Life blog
Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law.
Moral Accountability
"With each assault by the Obama administration on laws and policies upholding the sanctity of human life and the dignity of marriage, we will ask all Catholics and Evangelicals, including those who supported Obama, to join us in resisting these assaults.  Our project is offered in a constructive spirit, not one of vilification."
Other Blogs We Enjoy
Culture Making
"Celebrating and informing those who cultivate and create."
The Scriptorium Daily: Middlebrow
Engaging key issues in culture, theology, philosophy, art, and politics from a reasonable, rational Christian perspective.
Pryor Thoughts
Featuring Prof. Pryor's "occasional and idiosyncratic views of law, culture, and tradition, not necessarily in that order."
The Evangelical Outpost
"Reflections on culture, politics, and religion from an evangelical worldview."
The Catholic Thing
The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary.
"Dispatches from the post-evangelical wilderness."
Between Two Worlds
Evangelical perspectives on topics pertaining to "theology, philosophy, politics, and culture."
Sand in the Gears
Words That Get Stuck In Inopportune Places
Mars Hill Church
Mars Hill Church lives for Jesus as a city within the city—knowing culture, loving people, and seeing lives transformed to live for Jesus.

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