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December 12, 2012

By Edwin Greenlee, Associate Director for Public Services


Law students are often inundated with information. Who needs more? But everyone acknowledges the growing influence of social media like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Blogs are another social media tool that today’s law student and attorney needs to use. The judicious use of information from quality legal blogs is a skill that today’s law student needs to master, along with skillful use of  Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, or WestlawNext.

Thumbnail image for HallofFame200pxV3.jpgThe ABA has begun publishing an annual list of the top law blogs. Here are their top selections from the 2012 “Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.”   The ABA also offers a full listing of their 100 most useful law blogs. Law blogs are a key way for students and attorneys to keep on top of cutting edge legal developments. Some of the better blogs offer cogent analyses as well as links to documents and other free legal resources that may be of interest. The website Business Insider offers a listing of the 15 most influential law blogs. Some websites offer lists of the most useful blogs for law students to follow.  Whether you are a law student or a practitioner, you should add law blogs to your research repertoire.