These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate Law.com Least Biased based on neutral story selection that stays focused on legal matters. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Law.com publishes legal related news from 22 different publications held by their owner ALM LLC. According to their about page “Law.com amplifies our users’ experience across our award-winning National and Regional brands, providing readers with a more complete and expansive view into the breaking news, data, analysis and peer guidance that matters to them most.”
The current editor, according to their masthead is Leigh Jones.
The 22 publications used for news are as follows:
The American Lawyer
The National Law Journal
New York Law Journal
The Legal Intelligencer
Connecticut Law Tribune
Daily Business Review
Delaware Business Court Insider
Delaware Law Weekly
New Jersey Law Journal
Supreme Court Brief
Global Leaders in Law
Funded by / Ownership
Law.com is owned by ALM LLC, which was founded in 1979 by Steven Brill who is the current co-founder of Newsguard. The website is funded through advertisements and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Law.com provides information regarding many different aspects of law and news specific for lawyers and legal practices, however our focus will stick with news reporting found on the website. As mentioned in the History section, Law.com pulls original news reporting from 22 different sources related to the legal field. Story selection almost always pertains to legal practice and typically utilizes minimally loaded language such as this: AFAs Are an Option, but Mid-Market Law Firms Still Must Reckon With the Billable Hour. Law.com occasionally reports on national politics if it pertains to their genre, such as this: New Law School Class Explores How President Trump Is Threatening the Constitutional Order. In general, Law.com has mixed opinions about President Trump with slightly more leaning negative. In general, all information on this website is low biased and evidence based.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Law.com Least Biased based on neutral story selection that stays focused on legal matters. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/7/2019)