Two of the Law School's faculty-authored blogs (or as the ABA Journal terms them, "blawgs"), The Faculty Blog (the only law school all-faculty blog to make the list) and The Posner-Becker Blog, were recently named to the ABA Journal's Blawg 100. The ABA Journal reviewed the more than 2000 legal blogs to find the 100 most "click-worthy" ones. The Faculty Blog is a popular (and frequently updated!) blog where the Law School faculty (and, on occasion, other prominent, non-U of C legal scholars), post commentaries on a variety of legal issues as diverse as everything from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's recent speech on his Mormon faith to the recent dramatic increase in law firm associate compensation to the standards for involuntary commitment to psychiatric hospitals.
The Posner-Becker Blog pits two of the preeminent scholars (and U of C professors) in the law and economics movement, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Law School Senior Lecturer in Law, Judge Richard Posner and Nobel Laureate Gary Becker, Professor of Economics and Sociology at the University's Graduate School of Business and Economics and Sociology Departments, in debates about everything from airlines' chronic arrival and departure delays to a host's third-party liability for accidents caused by guests under the influence to whom the host served alcohol to universal national service.