This page identifies sources to keep up to date on the developments in the law and in the legal profession.
National Legal Newspapers
California Legal Newspapers
Los Angeles Legal Newspapers
Other City Legal Newspapers
Because magazines often have a less frequent publication schedule than newspapers, they tend to focus more on longer feature stories and less on breaking news developments. In addition, magazines often place more emphasis on the legal profession than on the law itself.
It's difficult to summarize legal news websites, because there are so many different types of sites. There are "hard news" sites, like JURIST, that operate much like newspapers and provide breaking news coverage of developments in the law. There are also many legal affairs correspondents working for mainstream media outlets, like Dahlia Lithwick, who publish more analytical stories about the legal system that are intended for readers beyond the legal community. There are also a multitude of blogs, such as SCOTUSblog, that operate more independently, often will less editorial restraints than more mainstream outlets. This lack of restraints occasionally results in less credible coverage, but it also allows writers the freedom to cover stories that the more established publications ignore and to do so in a far more detailed manner.
General Legal News
Legal Affairs Correspondents