These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Law.com publishes legal-related news from 22 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.”
They are fully transparent with a masthead.
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
Analysis / Bias
In review, Law.com provides information regarding many different aspects of law and news specific to lawyers and legal practices; however, our focus will stick with news reporting 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 former vPresident Trump, with slightly more leaning negatively. In general, all information on this website is low-biased and evidence-based.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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) Updated (2/17/2023)
Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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