Law Professor Blogger Census (Version 4.3)

census.jpgNEW VERSION 4.3

UPDATE: Thanks to Ian Best and a special thanks to Christine Hurt for pointing out a number of omissions. New tallies are below.

It’s time again for a new census of law professor bloggers. A lot has happened in the blogosphere since the last census (Version 3.1) was completed in November 2005.

Earlier Versions of the Census: In Version 2.0 (June 2005), there were 130 bloggers (28 female, 102 male), and schools with the largest number of bloggers included: San Diego (7), UCLA (5), George Mason (5), Cincinnati (4), Ohio State (4), GW (3), Georgetown (3), Stanford (3), St. Thomas (3), Chapman (3), Villanova (3).

In Version 3.1 (November 2005), there were 202 bloggers (50 female, 152 male), and schools with the largest number of bloggers included: Chicago (14); UCLA (7); San Diego (7); GW (5); Cincinnati (5); George Mason (5); Stanford (4); Northwestern (4); Ohio State (4); U.C. Davis (4); American (4); Case Western (4); St. John’s (4).

NEW VERSION 4.3 STATS:

Number: There are 235 law professor bloggers.

Growth: Since the last census in November 2005, the number of bloggers has grown by 33 bloggers — from 202 to 235 — an increase of about 16%.

Additions and Subtractions: : There were several bloggers who departed the blogosphere. In all, I counted 14 departed bloggers. There were 47 new bloggers, resulting in a net gain of 33.

Gender: Of the bloggers, 58 are female and 177 are male. Thus, about 25% are female and 75% are male. These are roughly the same percentages as in the last census. Female bloggers increased by 14% and male bloggers increased by 16%.

Schools: Schools with the most bloggers include:

Chicago (15)

San Diego (7)

GW (6)

Illinois (6)

UCLA (6)

George Mason (5)

William Mitchell (5)

Illinois, it seems, is placing its bets on bloggers. It has recently hired several bloggers as laterals – including Christine Hurt and Lawrence Solum – and is home to the well-known blogger Larry Ribstein.

There were quite a few schools with 4 bloggers, including American, Case Western, Cardozo, Cincinnati, Cornell, U.C. Davis, Georgetown, Lewis & Clark, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Stanford, St. John’s, and Temple.

Please note: I have listed professors whose lateral moves have been announced (see here) with their new institutions.

Schools in the U.S. News Top 20 rankings account for 67 bloggers

1. Yale (3)

2. Harvard (3)

3. Stanford (4)

4. Columbia (1)

5. NYU (1)

6. Chicago (16)

7. Pennsylvania (0)

8. Michigan (4)

8. Virginia (3)

10. Northwestern (4)

11. Cornell (4)

11. Duke (2)

11. Berkeley (0)

14. Georgetown (4)

15. UCLA (6)

15. Texas (3)

17. Vanderbilt (1)

18. USC (0)

19. Minnesota (2)

20. Boston University (0)

20. George Washington (6)

Bloggers from the Top 20 increased from 61 to 67, an increase of about 10%. The Top 20 schools have a disproportionately large representation in the blogosphere — roughly a third (30%) of the total number of bloggers (230). Only 4 schools in the Top 20 have no bloggers – Berkeley, Pennsylvania, USC, and Boston University.

In the chart that follows, I indicate new bloggers with NEW.


LAW SCHOOL BLOGGER GENDER BLOG
American Kenneth Anderson M Kenneth Anderson’s Law of War
American Darren Hutchinson M BlackProf
American Billie Jo Kaufman F Out of the Jungle
American Paul Williams M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
Arizona Gabriel (Jack) Chin M CrimProf Blog
Ave Maria Richard Myers M Mirror of Justice
Ave Maria Stephen J Safranek M Contracts Prof
Buffalo Jim Milles M Out of the Jungle
Capital David Mayer M MayerBlog
Cardozo Dan Crane NEW M Antitrust Review
Cardozo Susan Crawford F Susan Crawford Blog
Cardozo Peter Tillers M Tillers on Evidence
Cardozo Richard Weisberg M Law & Humanities Blog
Case Western Jonathan Adler M The Commons Blog
Case Western Peter Freidman M RawBlog
Case Western Andrew Morriss M The Commons Blog and St. Maximos’ Hut
Case Western Michael Scharf M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
Chapman Tom Bell M Agoraphilia and The Technology Liberation Front
Chapman Hugh Hewitt M Hugh Hewitt.com
Chapman John Eastman M The Remedy
Chicago Al Alschuler M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Richard Epstein M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago William Ford NEW M Empirical Legal Studies Blog
Chicago Todd Henderson M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Saul Levmore M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Doug Lichtman M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Anup Malani M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Tracey Meares F BlackProf
Chicago Martha Nussbaum F Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Randy Picker M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Eric Posner M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Judge Richard Posner M Becker-Posner Blog
Chicago Geoffrey Stone M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Lior Strahilevitz M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago David Strauss M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Cass Sunstein M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago-Kent Sungjoon Cho NEW M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Cincinnati Paul Caron M TaxProf Blog
Cincinnati Mark Godsey M CrimProf Blog
Cincinnati Elizabeth Malloy F Health Law Prof Blog
Cincinnati Barbara McFarland F Legal Writing Prof Blog
Cleveland State Adam Thurschwell NEW M Before the Law
Colorado Victor Fleischer M Conglomerate
Columbia Petros Mavroidis NEW M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
U. Conn Laura Dickinson F Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
Cornell Theodore Eisenberg NEW M Empirical Legal Studies Blog
Cornell Michael Heise NEW M Empirical Legal Studies Blog
Cornell Bradley Wendel M Legal Ethics Forum
Cornell Steven Shiffrin M Left2Right
Cumberland Michael DeBow M Southern Appeal and Point of Law
U.C. Davis Jennifer Chacón F ImmigrationProf Blog
U.C. Davis Anupam Chander M Anupam Chander
U.C. Davis Bill Hing M ImmigrationProf Blog
U.C. Davis Kevin Johnson M ImmigrationProf Blog
DePaul M. Cherif Bassiouni M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
Drexel Dan Filler NEW M Concurring Opinions
Duke Stuart Benjamin M Volokh Conspiracy
Duke Joost Pauwelyn NEW M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Emory Michael Perry M Mirror of Justice
Fordham Chantal Thomas NEW F International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Fordham Amelia Uelmen F Mirror of Justice
Florida A&M Jacqueline Dowd F The 13th Juror
Florida Coastal Jandeep Bhandari NEW M Law and Econ Prof Blog
Florida State Dan Markel M PrawfsBlawg
George Mason David Bernstein M Volokh Conspiracy and Point of Law
George Mason Donald Boudreaux M Café Hayek
George Mason Michael Krauss M Point of Law
George Mason Joshua Wright NEW M Truth on the Market
George Mason Todd Zywicki M Volokh Conspiracy
GW Paul Butler M BlackProf
GW Steve Charnovitz NEW M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
GW Donald Clarke M China Law Prof Blog
GW Orin Kerr M Volokh Conspiracy and OrinKerr.com
GW Spencer Overton M BlackProf
GW Daniel Solove M Concurring Opinions
Georgetown Randy Barnett M Volokh Conspiracy
Georgetown Marty Lederman M SCOTUSblog and Balkinization
Georgetown Mark Tushnet M Balkinization
Georgetown Rebecca Tushnet F Rebecca Tushnet’s Blog
Georgia Kevin Jon Heller M Opinio Juris
Harvard David Barron NEW M Law Culture
Harvard Charles Nesson M Eon
Harvard Elizabeth Warren F TPMCafe
Hastings Ethan Leib M PrawfsBlawg
Hofstra Matt Bodie M PrawfsBlawg
Hofstra Julian Ku M Opinio Juris
Houston Raymond Nimmer M Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing, and Information Law
Illinois A Taxing Matter
Illinois Bill Davey NEW M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Illinois Christine Hurt F Conglomerate
Illinois Larry Ribstein M IdeoBlog
Illinois Lawrence Solum M Legal Theory Blog
Illinois Thomas Ulen NEW M Law and Econ Prof Blog
Iowa Adrien Wing F BlackProf
Iowa Tung Yin M The Yin Blog
Lewis & Clark Jack Bogdanski M Jack Bog’s Blog
Lewis & Clark Lydia Loren F LC CyberBlog
Lewis & Clark Geoffrey Manne NEW M Truth on the Market
Lewis & Clark Joseph Miller M Madisonian Theory
Liberty Beau Baez F Liberty Law Prof
Louisiana State Christine Corcos F Media Law Prof Blog and Law & Humanities Blog
Loyola Chicago Brett Frischmann M Madisonian Theory
Loyola-Chicago Greg Shaffer NEW M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Loyola LA Rick Hasen M Election Law Blog
Marquette Jason Czarnezki NEW M Empirical Legal Studies Blog
Marquette Eric Goldman M Goldman’s Observations and Technology & Marketing Law Blog
Maryland Richard Booth NEW M The Quant
Maryland Mark Graber M Balkinization
Maryland Sherrilyn Ifill F BlackProf
McGeorge–U. Pacific Miriam Cherry F Contracts Prof
Mercer David Hricik M Legal Ethics Forum
Miami Michael Froomkin M Discourse.net
Miami Steve Vladeck NEW M PrawfsBlawg
Michigan Richard Friedman M Confrontation Blog
Michigan Don Herzog M Left2Right
Michigan Robert Howse M PrawfsBlawg and International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Michigan Donald Regan NEW M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Minnesota Dale Carpenter F Volokh Conspiracy
Minnesota Carol Chomsky F Contracts Prof Blog
Mississippi College Gregory Bowman NEW M Legal Career Blog
Mississippi College Michael McCann M Sports Law Blog
Mississippi U. Paul Secunda NEW M Workplace Prof Blog
Missouri Thom Lambert NEW M Truth on the Market
Missouri Peggy McGuinness F Opinio Juris
N.Y. Law Sch. Art Leonard NEW F Leonard Link
N.Y. Law Sch. Beth Simone Noveck F Cairns Blog
NYU Daniel Shaviro M Start Making Sense
UNC Eric Muller M Is That Legal?
UNC Judith Welch Wegner NEW F State and Local Government Law Prof Blog
Northern Kentucky Richard Bales M Workplace Prof Blog
Northern Kentucky Bill Sjostrum M Truth on the Market
Northwestern Anthony D’Amato M Bloggo D’Amato
Northwestern James Lindgren M Volokh Conspiracy
Northwestern Dorothy Roberts F BlackProf
Northwestern David Scheffer M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
Notre Dame Richard Garnett M Mirror of Justice and PrawfsBlawg
Notre Dame Vincent Rougeau M Mirror of Justice
Ohio State Douglas Berman M Sentencing Law and Policy
Ohio State Edward Lee M Lee Blog
Ohio State Dale Oesterle M Business Law Prof Blog
Ohio State Daniel Tokaji M Equal Vote
Oklahoma Michael Scaperlanda M Mirror of Justice
Pace Bridget Crawford NEW F Feminist Law Profs
Pace Marie Newman F Out of the Jungle
Penn St. Dickinson Stephanie Farrior NEW F Feminist Law Profs
Pepperdine Roger Alford M Opinio Juris
Pittsburgh Richard Delgado NEW M BlackProf
Pittsburgh Michael Madison M Madisonian Theory and IP and IT Conferences and Pittsblog
Pittsburgh Bernard Hibbitts M The Paper Chase
Regent David Wagner M Ninomania
Richmond Benjamin Spencer M Federal Civil Practice Bulletin
Roger Williams Dennis Tonsing M Law School Academic Support Blog
Rutgers-Camden Michael Livingston NEW M From Milan to Mumbai
Rutgers Newark Neil Buchanan M Left2Right
Rutgers-Newark Keith Sharfman NEW M Truth on the Market
San Diego Gail Heriot F The Right Coast
San Diego Adam Kolber M Neuroethics Blog
San Diego Shaun Martin M California Appellate Blog
San Diego Michael Rappaport M The Right Coast
San Diego Maimon Schwarzschild M The Right Coast
San Diego Thomas Smith M The Right Coast
San Diego Christopher Wonnell M The Right Coast
St. John’s Christopher Borgen M Opinio Juris
St. John’s Linda Ryan F Out of the Jungle
St. John’s Susan Stabile F Mirror of Justice
St. John’s Brian Tamanaha M Balkinization
St. Thomas Thomas Berg M Mirror of Justice
St. Thomas Greg Sisk M Mirror of Justice
St. Thomas Robert Vischer M Mirror of Justice
South Carolina Ann Bartow F Sivacracy.net and Feminist Law Profs
Southern Illinois Sue Liemer F Legal Writing Prof Blog
SMU Shubha Ghosh M Antitrust Prof Blog
SMU Thomas Mayo M Health Law Prof Blog
SMU Susan Scafidi F Counterfeit Chic
South Texas Paul McGreal M Corporate Compliance Prof Blog
Southwestern Paul Horwitz M PrawfsBlawg
Stanford Richard Banks M BlackProf
Stanford Jennifer Granick F The Shout
Stanford Lawrence Lessig M Lessig Blog
Stanford Margaret Jane Radin F Left2Right
Stetson Paul Boudreaux NEW M Land Use Prof Blog
Stetson Ellen Podgor F White Collar Crime Prof Blog
Suffolk Betsy McKenzie F Out of the Jungle
Suffolk Jessica Silbey NEW F Law Culture
Temple Marina Angel NEW F Feminist Law Profs
Temple Jeff Dunoff NEW M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Temple David Hoffman M Concurring Opinions
Temple David Post M Volokh Conspiracy
Tennessee Glenn Reynolds M Instapundit and GlennReynolds.com
Texas John Dzienkowski M Legal Ethics Forum
Texas Brian Leiter M Leiter Reports and Leiter’s Law School Reports
Texas Wayne Scheiss M Plain Legal Writing
Texas Tech. Gerry Beyer M Wills Trusts and Estates Prof Blog
Texas Tech. Nancy Soonpaa F Legal Writing Prof Blog
Texas Wesleyan Wayne Barnes M Contracts Prof Blog
Texas Wesleyan Franklin Snyder M Contracts Prof Blog
Thomas Jefferson Kaimi Wenger M Concurring Opinions
Toledo Howard Friedman M Religion Clause
Touro Jonathan Ezor M Tech Law Prof Blog
Touro Michelle Zakarin F Tech Law Prof Blog
UCLA Stephen Bainbridge M ProfessorBainbridge.com and Mirror of Justice and Professor Bainbridge on Wine
UCLA Devon Carbado M BlackProf
UCLA Russell Korobkin M Volokh Conspiracy
UCLA Jennifer Mnoonkin NEW F Law Culture
UCLA Seanna Shiffrin F Left2Right
UCLA Eugene Volokh M Volokh Conspiracy
UMKC Barbara Glesner Fines F Family Law Prof Blog
UNLV Keith Rowley M Contracts Prof Blog
Vanderbilt Michael Newton M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
Vermont Ellen Swain F Law School Academic Support Blog
Villanova Patrick Brennan M Mirror of Justice
Villanova James Maule M MauledAgain
Villanova Mark Sargent M Mirror of Justice
Virginia Peter Brooks NEW M Law Culture
Virginia Rosa Brooks NEW F Law Culture
Virginia Paul Stephan NEW M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Washington U. Sam Bagenstos M Disability Law Blog
Washington U. Daniel Mandelker NEW M State and Local Government Law Prof Blog
Washington U. Leila Nadia Sadat F Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
Wayne State Peter Henning M White Collar Crime Prof Blog
Western New England College School of Law William Childs NEW M MassTort.org and TortsProf Blog
Widener Benjamin Barros M PropertyProf Blog
Willamette Laura Appleman F Legal Ethics Forum
Willamette Susan Smith F Environmental Law Prof Blog
William & Mary Linda Malone F Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
William Mitchell Kim Dayton F Elder Law Prof Blog
William Mitchell Robert E. Oliphant M Family Law Prof Blog
William Mitchell J. David Prince NEW M Products Liability Law Prof Blog
William Mitchell Nancy Ver Steegh F Family Law Prof Blog
William Mitchell Michael Steenson NEW M Products Liability Law Prof Blog
Wisconsin Ann Althouse F Althouse
Wisconsin Gordon Smith M Conglomerate
Yale Ian Ayres M Balkinization
Yale Jack Balkin M Balkinization

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18 Responses

  1. Ken says:

    You need to delete Supreme Court Extra, as no one has posted there since early December. It’s totally dead.

  2. Ken — Thank you. I overlooked this. I have made the appropriate modifications to the post.

  3. Dan: Art Leonard of New York Law School just launched a new law-related blog called “Leonard Link,” which focuses on Sexuality and the Law. The URL is http://newyorklawschool.typepad.com/leonardlink/.

    Best, Paul

  4. Jason says:

    Kevin Jon Heller hasn’t posted at Yin Blog in, at least, months. I’d inquire as to whether he’s still considered an author there.

  5. Jason says:

    I should have noted in the last comment – Eben Moglen’s blog looks abandoned. No posts since 8/05.

  6. Carlos says:

    Great census. I’m linking your list from my website.

    BTW, I could not find anything related to the copyright of your website, so i’m guessing i can just quote little bits, right?

    ps: I’m from Chile, so i do know about fair use, but not enough.

  7. Law Professor Blogger Census (Version 4.1)

    https://concurringopinions.com/archives/2006/03/law_professor_b_4.html#more There are 225 law professor bloggers. I didn’t realize GW had six of them!

  8. greglas says:

    Dan,

    First, thanks for putting this update together (my RSS is getting unwieldy, but it’s a good thing).

    Second, there’s a new blogger at Rutgers-Camden:

    http://mikelivingston.blogspot.com/

    Third, I’m on hiatus from Terra Nova — I’m happy to be associated with TN, but I’m not an official “author” there these days.

  9. Ann Bartow says:

    I’m not sure what the standard for who a blogger is is, but Bridget Crawford, Marina Angel and Stephanie Farrior have all been actively posting at Feminist Law Professors.

  10. ambimb says:

    This is a fascinating little study — thanks for putting it together. Could you tell us anything about your methodology? Do you just keep a list and try to stay on top of additions and subtractions, or…? I’m just wondering if this is going to scale.

    Speaking of the growth of the legal academic blogosphere, PrawfsBlawg put forth a few theories last fall, and Orin Kerr chipped in with another.

  11. ambimb — nothing special about my methodology. I just try to stay on top of additions and subtractions. Obviously, if the law professor blogosphere increases dramatically, it will be hard to keep up. But right now, I’m able to stay on top of it with the help of others who chime in with additions and subtractions.

  12. Daniel,

    You may want to take a look at http://www.classcaster.org/. I’ve got a couple of dozen law faculty blogging and podcasting their courses on the system. Classcaster is a CALI (http://www.cali.org) service that is open to all faculty and staff of CALI member schools.

    Thanks.

  13. Wlodek says:

    David Friedman from Santa Clara University School of Law has a brand new blog at – http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/

  14. Wlodek says:

    David Friedman from Santa Clara University School of Law has a brand new blog at – http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/

  15. Jim Maule says:

    Dan,

    A fairly new blog by Prof. Michelle Anderson of Villanova: No Rape URL: http://norape.blogspot.com/

    From her description: Villanova law professor Michelle J. Anderson analyzes the legal and social issues surrounding rape and sexual assault and devises strategies to bring these practices to an end.

    Thanks for doing this census.

    Jim Maule

  16. Dave Hoffman says:

    The Anderson blog definitely belongs – I’ve been reading it regularly.

    I’ve also heard that another member of the Temple law faculty will be permanently joining a major blog, as of next week. But I’ll let them announce it.

  17. Since most of the discussion of the census has already occurred with the current stats, I’m closing out this round and beginning to gather information for the next version of the census (Version 5.0). Accordingly, I’ll list the Anderson blog as well as others in that version.

    Please feel free to continue to post or email additions or subtractions to the census, and they will definitely be incorporated — but in the next iteration.

  18. Congratulations for your work.

    I’ve got in Chile these blogs about juvenile justice and family law:

    About juvenile justicie in spanish’s world:

    http://justiciapenaladolescente.blogspot.com/

    About a lessons of family law

    http://cursoderechodefamilia.blogspot.com/