New York, NY (December 8, 2011)—Editors of the ABA Journal have announced that they have selected Legal As She Is Spoke, blog of New York Law School’s Program in Law and Journalism (PLJ), as one of the top 100 best law blogs by lawyers, for lawyers.
Now readers are being asked to vote on their favorites in
each of the 5th Annual Blawg 100’s 12 categories. Go to http://www.abajournal.com/blawg100 to
register and vote. Voting ends at close of business on Dec. 30, 2011.
“Blogging has become an important, even vital, source of information, education, entertainment, and inspiration in the legal community,” said Allen Pusey, editor and publisher of the ABA Journal. “Whether written by practicing lawyers, law students, judges, or law professors, blawgs are becoming more bold, more sophisticated, and more integrated into the everyday experience of the profession. And choosing just 100 of the best from our directory of 3,500 legal blogs is becoming an increasingly daunting task.”
Legal As She Is Spoke features dynamic coverage on the latest legal stories in the news, with a focus on accuracy in reporting on the law. It is authored by students who have opted to study with PLJ, the Law School’s program that focuses on the relationship between lawyers, the media, and the public.
“Our students perform a public service,” said Michelle Zierler, Director of the Program in Law in Journalism. “They research and write top-notch stories which explain complex legal issues to the public. And they do so accurately and engagingly. They have every reason to feel proud.”
About New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and comparative law, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its nine academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families, Institute for Information Law & Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and currently enrolls some 1,350 full-time students and 400 part-time students in its J.D. program and its four advanced degree programs in financial services law, real estate, tax, and mental disability law studies. www.nyls.edu
About the ABA Journal
The ABA Journal is the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association, and it is read by half of the nation’s 1.1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people, and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. ABAJournal.com features breaking legal news updated as it happens by staff reporters throughout every business day, a directory of more than 3,000 lawyer blogs, and the full contents of the magazine.
About the ABA
With approximately 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.