RSS feeds are a really simple way for busy people to track important developments in their fields. If you haven’t already signed up with a reader, Google Reader or Bloglines are good choices, and easy to work.
The Law Library of Congress how features new RSS feeds that may interest law students. The Global Legal Monitor, for example, offers “news of legal developments from around the world, drawn from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources.” Users can subscribed to specific topics of interest, to be alerted to current news. In addition to summaries of each day’s actions from both the Senate and House, as well as the Daily Digest, you can browse the Legal Research Reports, which provide “ legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance.”
For old-timers, all of these alerts are available as emails in addition to the RSS feeds. Take a look!