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Tuesday, May 30th, 2000

FindLaw Launches Online Magazine About The Law

FindLaw, an online legal resource, has announced the launch of Writ, an online magazine for the legal community and people interested in law and its impact on our culture. Writ offers readers legal commentary from leading lawyers, scholars and writers, along with a look at law and the legal world. Writ promises writing on the Supreme Court, important criminal trials, key court battles across the country, the state of the legal profession, and the portrayal of law and lawyers in modern culture, including movies, books and television shows.

``The Internet has created the opportunity for a new kind of legal journalism -- fresh, immediate, insightful and entertaining,'' said Brandt Goldstein, one of the creators of Writ. ``We are providing a new forum in which law is examined and discussed not with the traditional, sometimes dry approach we've all come to expect, but with a lively, provocative edge. Law is about conflict, power and the most deeply-held values of our nation. It' s inherently interesting. And the writing about law should reflect that.''

Writ's creators include Rodger Citron, formerly of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, and, before law school, a journalist published in The Economist and elsewhere; Brandt Goldstein, a research associate at Yale Law School and formerly an attorney in the Washington office of Wall Street's Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton; Julie Hilden, formerly a litigator with the Washington, D.C. firm of Williams & Connolly and author of the memoir, The Bad Daughter (Algonquin 1998); and Dahlia Lithwick, Supreme Court reporter for Slate.com.





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