Most Popular Law Blogs
I am excluding blogs by law professors that are not true law blogs (e.g., Instapundit (#4), Hugh Hewitt (#34), Althouse (#85)), as well as those blogs that straddle the fence (e.g., Is that Legal? (#880)).
But I do not distinguish between law blogs by professors or practitioners because I suspect that law blog consumers do not make that distinction. I also include the ranking of the blog among all blogs on the Internet.
This list includes all the law blogs that are in the top 2,500 of all blogs on the Internet. There may be a few blogs that almost certainly should be on this list (Becker-Posner Blog, SCOTUSblog, The Right Coast, Legal Theory Blog), but traffic information is not available. If I missed a law blog that should be included please let me know.
Here are the results:
1. The Volokh Conspiracy (#46)
2. How Appealing (#146)
3. Balkinization (#189)
4. Professor Bainbridge (#192)
5. Sentencing Law and Policy (#367)
6. TaxProf Blog (#371)
7. Discourse.net (#420)
8. Conglomerate (#448)
9. PrawfsBlawg (#475)
10. Concurring Opinions (#524)
11. ACSBlog (#762)
12. Leiter’s Law School Rankings (#765)
13. Appellate Law and Practice (#1083)
14. Southern California Law Blog (#1084)
15. Opinio Juris (#1183)
16. Ideoblog (#1194)
17. ContractsProf Blog (#1225)
18. CrimLaw (#1378)
19. Business Law Prof Blog (#1820)
UPDATE: I will update this list today and tomorrow as I receive comments and corrections. Here are the changes from the original post so far:
a. In the original post I inadvertently placed The Right Coast and the Legal Theory Blog on the list at #8 and #11, respectively, based on link ranking. They do not have a traffic ranking. The list has been corrected.
b. In the original post Discourse.net was omitted. It is now included.
c. One prominent law blogger currently on this list emailed and suggested Conglomerate should be included as a law blog and not a straddler. It is now included and the ranking has been updated.
d. In the original post Sentencing Law and Policy was omitted. It is now included.
e. In the original post Ideoblog was omitted. It is now included.