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Recent legal developments and other law-related news can be found in legal newspapers and news sites, general newspapers, legal newsletters, and blogs.

Legal Newspapers and News Sites

Specialized legal newspapers and news sites include the following: General Newspapers 

Law-related articles can also be found in general-interest newspapers, such as the following: 
Law-Related Newsletters

U.S. Law Week
U.S. Law Week identifies and summarizes "the most significant cases and key legislative, regulatory, and pre-decisional developments, across the country, across all areas of the law. . . . Supreme Court Today on the Web is a continuously cumulated database giving you instant access to rulings, opinions, and summaries of arguments, 24 hours a day, seven days a week." The most recent print versions of the publication are available from the Information Desk. It can also be accessed via Westlaw (U.S. Law Week Supreme Court Today: USA-USLWSCT) or Lexis (U.S. Law Week Supreme Court Today).

BNA Subject-Specific Newsletters and Reporters
The library's Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) subscription provides access to over 100 BNA titles with news and analysis on a variety of topics. In addition to accessing these database from the link provided above, the library's subscription entitles Drake law faculty and law students to access the same databases from Westlaw or LexisNexis using their individual logins. In addition, many of these titles are available in print in the library collection. Check the library catalog for details.

CCH Subject-Specific Newsletters and Reporters
The library subscribes to a number of CCH publications offering topical news and analysis: CCH Business and Finance, CCH Health and Human Resources, and CCH OmniTax.  

Westlaw Bulletin (WLB) contains summaries of recent federal and state judicial, legislative, and administrative activities.

Westlaw Topical Highlights offer 25 databases, each summarizing recent developments in a different subject area.

Legal Blogs

Blawg Directory the ABA Journal's directory
Blawg Republic a digest of legal blogs
Blawg Review weekly issues highlight "best recent law blog posts"
Blawg a directory of law-related blogs and a law-related blog search engine
BlawgSearch Justia's directory and search engine of law-related blogs
The Blogs of Law a directory of law-related blogs
The Law Student Blogger Directory a directory of blogs written by law students
MyHq Blawgs a directory of law-related blogs organized primarily by author-type (e.g., lawyers, law librarians, law students, law professors, etc.)  

Prepared by Karen Wallace, Circulation/Reference Librarian
Last Revised: July 2009, SL
Please feel free to e-mail the author with suggestions for improving this guide.
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Last Modified: 7/30/2009 9:01:00 AM by Sara Lowe