Staying Current – Blawgs & RSS Feeds

Staying current is an essential requirement of all law students and lawyers. There are a number of blawgs that will help you stay current with legal issues. See the following for lists of specialty blawgs.

          ABA Journal’s Blawg Directory.

          Blawg is an extensive directory of legal blogs. It is searchable and can also be browsed by category. Blogs are ranked by popularity. A search feature (“Search the blawgosphere”) enables you to search blog posts. Every blog listing has an RSS feed, which makes subscribing convenient.

          BlawgSearch is another directory of legal blogs. As the name suggests, it makes searching blog posts easy.

          Law X.0’s Taxonomy of Legal Blogs is a selective directory. You can choose by topic, by jurisdiction, by type of author, etc.

RSS feeds – (Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication Format) also keep you current by sending you

          summaries of changing web content

          News related websites and weblogs

See the RSS symbol on a blawg or news service indicates that an RSS alert is available.  See

The Virtual Chase RSS News Feeds for Law -www.virtualchase.com/resources/rss_law.html  or

The government website – http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference_Shelf/Libraries/RSS_Library.shtml  for a list of RSS feeds to stay current on specific topics.  (Post- David)