Ranked: The 15 Most Influential Law Blogs

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We know you’re dying to keep up with every development in the law.And while you can simply follow Business Insider’s Law & Order — we’ll tell you everything you need to know — we’ve found you some other great options as well.

These guys cover everything from the Supreme Court to lawyers behaving badly.

Note: This ranking is subjective. Business Insider ranked the blogs based on which blogs we read the most frequently to stay on top of the day’s legal news.

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title=”15) Whistleblower Law Blog”
content=”Twitter: @TELGlawyers

Why it’s great: Whistleblower Law Blog, run by The Employment Law Group, provides pretty comprehensive coverage of all the whistleblower cases happening around the country.”
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title=”14) iPhone J.D.”
content=”Twitter: @jeffrichardson

Why it’s great: iPhone J.D. breaks down the best apps, operating systems, and other tech tools for lawyers.”
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title=”13) The Volokh Conspiracy”
content=”Twitter: @VolokhC

Why it’s great: The Volokh Conspiracy is a group blog run by law professors who comment on the legal news of the day.”
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title=”12) China Law Blog”
content=”Twitter: @chinalawblog

Why it’s great: China Law Blog discusses laws in China, obviously. But it does so in such a clear and compelling way it really lives up to its mission to ‘assist businesses already in China or planning to go into China.'”
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title=”11) Constitutional Daily”
content=”Twitter: @Con_Daily

Why it’s great: It’s a relatively new blog, but the guys behind Constitutional Daily offer up entertaining analysis of the current legal news.”
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title=”10) Election Law Blog”
content=”Twitter: @rickhasen

Why it’s great: In case you didn’t know, it’s election season. So use Election Law Blog to brush up on everything you need to know, at least law-wise, concerning the upcoming political contest.”
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title=”9) The Careerist”
content=”Twitter: @lawcareerist

Why it’s great: The Careerist breaks down the legal industry’s job market — which admittedly isn’t the best — and covers hiring trends as well as offers career advice.”
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title=”8) The Law Insider”
content=”Twitter: @lawinsider

Why it’s great: It’s a how-to-succeed website for lawyers. The Law Insider is a forum for attorneys to ‘share and learn about how to be successful in this ever changing legal landscape.'”
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title=”7) Lawyerist”
content=”Twitter: @Lawyerist

Why it’s great: If you’re a lawyer or a firm looking for advice on marketing, practice management, law school success, or basically anything else law-related, then look no further than Lawyerist.”
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title=”6) Corporette”
content=”Twitter: @corporette

Why it’s great: It’s Cosmo but for professional women in law firms and other corporate workplaces. A woman who worked as a litigator on Wall Street started Corporette in 2008 as a way for professional women — namely lawyers, bankers, and other business women — to discuss fashion and lifestyle.”
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title=”5) Vault”
content=”Twitter: @VaultCareers

Why it’s great: Not only is Vault a career board for legal job seekers, it helps you figure out where you want to work. The Vault Law 100 tells readers the best places to work.”
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title=”4) The Crime Report”
content=”Twitter: @thecrimereport

Why it’s great: The Crime Report — published through the centre on Media, Crime and Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice — provides comprehensive, plain-English reports of crime and judicial rulings from the across the country.”
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title=”3) The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog”
content=”Twitter: @WSJlawblog

Why it’s great: Law Blog covers the really ‘hot cases’ and trends in the legal industry, culling stories from sources across the country that might not be used elsewhere.”
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title=”2) Above The Law”
content=”Twitter: @atlblog

Why it’s great: Above The Law is the industry’s favourite insider publication, featuring everything from enviable scoops on firm culture to the most ridiculous antics of the country’s legal professionals.”
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title=”1) SCOTUSblog”
content=”Twitter: @SCOTUSblog

Why it’s great: Not only is the SCOTUSblog team on top of every ruling to come out of the high court, but Lyle Denniston and co. provide easy-to-understand analysis that makes the justices accessible to more than just journalists and scholars.”
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