I had never heard of CollegeDegrees.com, but they've ranked the Top 50 Law Blogs, and the ELS Blog is ranked #10.
The Top 12, as described by their website, are as follows:
- The Volokh Conspiracy. This popular blog features UCLA professor Eugene Volokh as well as contributions from others. The topics tend to focus on Volokh’s specialties, so look for legal news as it pertains to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, criminal law, and church-state relations.
- Prawfsblawg. Seven professors from seven different law schools collaborate on this blog. Recent posts included breaking into the academic job market, adolescent sexuality and the law, and the value of a foreign employee’s job in respect to free trade with the U.S.
- Law Culture. Visit this blog if you enjoy a wide range of legal stories ranging from academic gossip, torture, popular culture, and racism in the presidential campaign. Even those outside the law school environment will enjoy the posts written by professors from such heavy hitters as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Georgetown.
- BlackProf.com. Focusing on "race, culture, and society," this blog touches on more than just the law. A few recent posts report on the gangsta lifestyle going to court and a controversial cover of Vogue.
- Legal Theory Blog. This blog provides links to published papers focusing on various legal theory topics. Lawrence B. Solum, professor of both law and philosophy at the University of Illinois keeps this running list of papers up to date.
- Law Blog. This blog is a part of the Wall Street Journal and covers the overlap of business and legal subjects. While technically not a law school blog, the WSJ tends to be a favorite among lawyers and law students.
- Concurring Opinions. Describing itself as "a general-interest legal blog," the professors who contribute to this blog cover a wide variety of legal topics. Also included are postings with recent cover pages and links to several prominent law reviews.
- The Becker-Posner Blog. These two well-known experts each offer their opinions on the same topic. Recent posts have covered the airline industry, the food shortage/biodiesel debate, and executive compensation. Don’t worry if you lose the link to this popular blog–it’s available on several blogrolls.
- Balkinization. With a heavy dose of academia, this blog covers current legal topics. Due to the nature of several contributors frequently all commenting on the same subjects, this blog offers a variety of prospectives.
- Empirical Legal Studies. This site is devoted to bringing together "empirical methodologies and legal theory." It’s not all statistics and data here, though, as they also offer news from the world of legal empiricists.
- Above the Law. On a decidedly lighter note, yet still a serious site, this "legal tabloid" offers distractions such as Jobs of the Week, Judge of the Day, and Nina Totenberg sightings.
- Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports. This interesting blog will draw you in with news, links, interesting facts, and even details of professors’ comings and goings among law schools. You are sure to enjoy reading this popular professor from the University of Texas Law School.