Above the Law (blog)

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Above the Law
Above the Law scales logo.png
Web address http://www.abovethelaw.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Owner Breaking Media
Created by David Lat (Managing Editor)
Elie Mystal (Editor)
Launched August 2006
Current status Active

AboveTheLaw.com is an American blog that gives news and commentary about the U.S. legal industry. Content includes information on salaries and bonuses, law schools and firms. David Lat is its founder and managing editor.[1]

In 2008, Above the Law was listed as one of the ABA Journal 100 best Web sites by lawyers, for lawyers.[2] A 2007 article in The Washington Post referred to website as "a must-read legal blog."[3]

In June 2013, the web site's traffic exceeded one million visitors per month.[4]


  1. ^ "About". Above the Law. 
  2. ^ "The 2008 ABA Journal Blawg 100". AbaJournal.com. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Ian Shapira (July 23, 2007). "No Objections Here". Washington Post. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ O'Keefe, Kevin (March 17, 2014). "Above The Law a mainstay in legal journalism". Kevin.lexblog.com. Retrieved June 1, 2014.