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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Most Popular Law Blogs by Law Professors

OpinioJuris has an interesting ranking of the most popular law blogs based on traffic reports on The Truth Laid Bare.  These traffic stats are imperfect, as they do not cover some popular law blogs (e.g., Legal Theory Blog, The Right Coast, The Becker-Posner Blog) and they do not measure RSS feeds.

The OpinioJuris list excludes blogs by law profs "that are not true law blogs" (e.g., InstaPundit, Hugh Hewitt, Althouse), as well as "those blogs that straddle the fence" (e.g., Is That Legal?).  I thought it would be interesting to rank law blogs by law professors, so I excluded law blogs by practitioners on OpinioJuris's list (How Appealing, ACS Blog, Appellate Law & Practice, Southern California Law Blog, Crim Law), and corrected a few mistakes and omissions:

Most Popular Law Blogs by Law Professors (Ranked by Traffic Counts)

Law Prof Ranking

Blog

Overall Blog Ranking

1

The Volokh Conspiracy

46

2

Balkinization

189

3

Professor Bainbridge

192

4

Sentencing Law & Policy

367

5

TaxProf Blog

371

6

Discourse.net

389

7

Conglomerate

448

8

PrawfsBlawg

475

9

Concurring Opinions

524

10

Leiter’s Law School Reports

765

11

Opinio Juris

1183

12

Ideoblog

1194

13

ContractsProf Blog

1225

14

Business Law Prof Blog

1820

We are, of course, thrilled to be ranked #5, but are even more delighted that five of the fourteen most popular law prof blogs are part of our Law Professor Blogs Network.

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Comments

But I'm a law professor. Why doesn't isthatlegal.org count?

Posted by: Eric Muller | Jan 10, 2006 11:56:41 AM

Point of Law (#2396) has several law professors who write for it.

Posted by: Ted | Jan 10, 2006 12:36:21 PM

It's interesting to compare the traffic ranks to the link ranks. It yields some interesting results.

Posted by: David Schraub | Jan 10, 2006 6:34:08 PM

Ranking schmanking. What next, Paul, rankings of the rankings?

Posted by: Jack Bogdanski | Jan 10, 2006 8:13:32 PM

But I'm a law professor. Why doesn't isthatlegal.org count?
http://www.alemsohbet.net

Posted by: sohbet | Nov 27, 2006 5:22:05 PM

What next, Paul, rankings of the rankings?

Posted by: Sohbet | Nov 30, 2006 11:39:39 PM

Ranking schmanking. What next, Paul, rankings of the rankings?

Posted by: sau | Jan 22, 2009 9:32:11 AM

Ranking schmanking. What next, Paul, rankings of the rankings?

Posted by: wikipidi | Jan 23, 2009 9:14:13 AM

Point of Law (#2396) has several law professors who write for it. good by

Posted by: güzel sözler | Feb 6, 2009 8:30:10 AM