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Why Do Some Law Students Have a Blog?

UPDATE: Real Lawyers Have Blogs says that one law school graduate landed a job with a large firm by blogging.

NOTE: If you are a law student or attorney with a blog, please see the offer to promote your blog at the end of this post.**

As blogging becomes more popular, it is inevitable that law students will increasingly become bloggers. Still, this may be a little surprising considering the immense time pressures that law students face. However, maybe it is exactly that pressure that entices law students to have a blog. That is, maybe writing to a blog is a release of tension, much like journaling used to be.

Blogs can also be a form of marketing. For example, Andrew Flusche started his blog, www.legalandrew.com, as a law student. Currently he is graduating and preparing for the bar exam. During his transition from law student to attorney, his blog has evolved with posts that reflect his change in interests from law school to the practice of law.

Legal Andrew’s blog already has over 7,000 visitors each month. I am one of them, and I met Andrew because of his blog. By the time he becomes, an attorney, he will have a strong network of attorneys and others who recognize the value of the advice and information that Andrew provides. These connections could result in attorneys referring work to Andrew or readers becoming clients.

Why Do You Blog? Get Free Publicity Here!

If you are a law student or attorney with a blog, I would love to hear why you have a blog. Here is your chance to gain some publicity, attract new readers, and build your blog’s SEO.

The Offer: To promote your blog and increase traffic to your site, TopLawStudent will provide at least two links to your blog when you do the following:

  1. create a post on your blog explaining either why you started your blog or why you find it valuable now
  2. provide a link on that post to this post
  3. e-mail the link for your post to “mail” at toplawstudent.com by May 30, 2007 at midnight.

Again, for each submission, TopLawStudent will provide at least two links to your post to increase traffic to your site. Plus, I expect many people will be interested in learning more about the motivations and benefits related to blogging by law students and lawyers.

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