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1. SCOTUSblog (USA)

“This is a law blog written by lawyers, law professors, and law students about the Supreme Court of the United States. The blog is sponsored by Bloomberg Law. The site tracks cases before the Court from the certiorari stage through the merits stage. The site live blogs as the Court announces opinions and grants cases, and sometimes has information on the Court’s actions published before either the Court or any other news source does. The site frequently hosts symposiums with leading experts on the cases before the Court. The site comprehensively covers all of the cases argued before the Court and maintains an archive of the briefing and other documents in each case.”


2. ConCourtblog (South Africa)

“ConCourtBlog is dedicated to impartially reporting on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. It provides a source of information and education about the Constitutional Court, its decisions and its judges. It report on all cases which the Constitutional Court has set down for hearing.  Previews of these cases and analysis of some of the Court’s more recent decisions are sometimes provided.  Occasionally, the blog will feature a case before it is set down.”


3. AfricLaw (Africa)

“AfricLaw, launched in 2012, provides a platform for discussion for those interested in the rule and role of law in Africa. All areas of law applicable to Africa are covered, both international (global and continental) and national. Legal academics and students, researchers, international and national civil servants, legislators and politicians, legal practitioners and judges, as well as those who are not lawyers but have an interest in law are among those who are welcome to participate in the discussions. AfricLaw provides a space for the discussion of issues of substance, forming of opinions and information sharing among people living on the continent, those from Africa who are in the diaspora, and anyone else who is interested in participating. AfricLaw will also serve as a vehicle for comments from Africa on legal developments in the rest of the world.”


4. War and Law (M du Plessis and C Gevers: South Africa)

This is a blog dedicated to international humanitarian law and, occasionally, interenational law in general. Professor Max du Plessis is an associate professor of law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a senior research associate at the International Crime in Africa Programme, Institute for Security Studies and a practising Barrister. He has published widely in the fields of international criminal law, international law, public law and human rights. Christopher Gevers is teaches human rights and international criminal law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His research focuses broadly on international law, with a specific interest in international criminal law and international humanitarian law, as well as international legal theory. He studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science and previously worked for Amnesty International and the International Crisis Group.


5. Lawfare Blog (USA)

A blog by Robert Chesney, Jack Goldsmith, and Benjamin Wittes. The blog is dedicated to U.S. laws and legal institutions regulating warfare. It includes wide-ranging subjects such as cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, the state secrets privilege and countless other related matters. The name Lawfare refers both to the use of law as a weapon of conflict and to the “depressing reality” (from blog) that America remains at war with itself over the law governing its warfare with others.


6. EJIL TALK!

A blog published by the European Journal of International Law.


7. Opinio Juris

This is a forum for informed discussion and lively debate about international law and international relations. It was founded by Chris Borgen, a law professor at St. John’s University Law School, Peggy McGuinness, also of St. John’s University Law School, and Julian Ku of Hofstra Law School. The site debuted in January 2005. Since then, the Opinio Juris team has expanded to include Roger Alford of Notre Dame Law School; Kevin Jon Heller from Melbourne Law School in Australia; Duncan Hollis and Peter Spiro, both of Temple University Law School; Ken Anderson of American University Washington College of Law; Deborah Pearlstein, currently a visiting scholar at Princeton; and most recently Kristen Boon of Seton Hall Law School. Jessica Dorsey and An Hertogen are the assistant editors.


8. 3 Geeks and a Law Blog (tech)

The “geek blog” focuses on the administrative side of today’s large law firm environment. Whether it is how lawyers market, set pricing, gather and disperse information, or simply the subtle changes in how you manage the complex administrative functions of a law firm.


9. China Law Blog

For those who are interested in the laws of the second biggest economy in the world, China Law Blog, founded in January 2006, offers discussion about practical aspects of Chinese law and how it impacts business there. The blog is run by Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson. It is written in plain and accessible language. Which is why we love it so much.


10. Lessig (by Professor Lessig, Harvard Law School)

According to Best Degree Programmes, “Professor Lawrence Lessig is the blog of Lawrence Lessig, considered one of the most influential minds in legal academia. He blogs about issues that sit at the crossroads of law and technology, often dealing with modern copyright law. He is a copyright reform advocate and sits on the advisory panel of Creative Commons.” (Read this blog…)


11. Law Professor Blogs Network

This is one of our favourites. It “features blog posts from a variety of law professors on their specialties and law academia in general. The site features posts directly on the site as well as links to posts by members on other sites and personal sites.” (Read more…)


12.  Law Theory Blog

A blog by Lawrence Solum. He provides insightful and analytic commentry to modern legal theory. The blog features commentary on wide-ranging legal subjects. (Read it…)


13. Law Insider

This blog platform is maintained by Preston Clark. It features discussion on “the fundamental disruption of business and legal services– where we might go from here, and how we might get there.”  The blog has some impressive accolades:

AwardsTop Ten Most Influential Law Blogs in the Country (US, Business Insider); Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013 (Best Degree Programs).


14. Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions, much like The Law Thinker, is a group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. It regularly publishes contributions from blog members as well as guest bloggers. (Read it…)


15. The Legal Satyricon

Much lighter than the rest, the Satyriconistas are a diverse group of writers. The blog offers light commentary and opinion pieces on legal issues (Read it…)