Here are some of the best legal news websites on the web, offering breaking legal news and commentary. We have excluded outlets that require a subscription.


1. Jurist.org

JURIST is a web-based legal news and real-time legal research service powered by a mostly-volunteer team of over 60 part-time law student reporters, editors and Web developers led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

JURIST is produced as a public service for the continuing legal education of its readers and law student staffers, and uses the latest Internet technology to track important legal news stories and materials and present them rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format. (Go read…)


2. Bloomberg (Legal News)

This is a node of the international news outlet Bloomberg. Bloomberg offers realtime legal news, commentary, opinions and analysis. (Go read…)


3. University of Chicago Law School – Legal News

This page catalogs a sampling of articles by and about the Law School’s faculty; additional articles containing quotes from the faculty are regularly posted to the Law School’s Twitter feed. (Go read…)

5. Legalbrief Today (South Africa and Africa)

Legalbrief provides subscribers with considerable benefits as a result of Juta’s positioning as the premier provider of trusted knowledge and information resources for the legal and professional markets. Legalbrief Today is free to Law Students. (Go read…)


6. Go Legal (Worldwide)

Go Legal contains informative legal articles covering new developments in the law, legal news, happenings in the legal industry, opinions and more. The site’s focus is “on drawing out the meaning of law and making it applicable to people.” (Go read…)


7. Global Legal Monitor (Library of Congress)

The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can find previous news by searching the Global Legal Monitor. (Go read…)