Blog by professor emeritus named to American Bar Association’s Blawg 100

December 10, 2014 | News, UToday, Law
By Rachel Phipps

A blog authored by Howard M. Friedman, UT professor emeritus of law, was named to the American Bar Association Journal’s Blawg 100 List.



The Blawg 100 is compiled by American Bar Association Journal staff and recognizes those law blogs that consistently offer insight into what current events mean for clients, the legal profession and the public. Nominations from readers are considered in the process.

Friedman writes about legal and political developments in the areas of religious liberty and separation of church and state at He tweets under the handle @ReligionClause.

Friedman’s blog also was one of 10 blogs added to the American Bar Association Journal’s Blawg 100 Hall of Fame this year.

“[The Religion Clause blog] often reports ahead of major media on judicial decisions, legislation and legal scholarship,” Friedman said. “Its objective coverage and links to primary source material have attracted a readership across religious denominations and across the political spectrum.”

Friedman, the author of four books and more than 25 articles and book chapters in the areas of securities and corporate law, First Amendment law, and white collar crime, joined the UT College of Law faculty in 1970. He started Religion Clause in 2005, and his blog has made the American Bar Association Journal’s list on four other occasions.

Friedman headed the Cybersecurities Law Institute, where he created the Financial Regulators Gateway, an online guide to securities, banking and insurance regulators around the world, until 2005.

He is a graduate of Ohio State University, Harvard University and Georgetown University.

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