A new search engine for legal blogs was introduced in beta today and will be officially unveiled in the next day or two. Called BlawgSearch, it was created by Tim Stanley and his team at Justia. BlawgSearch currently indexes some 600 blawgs, with “many more” to be added, Stanley said. The emphasis so far is on academic and technology blawgs.

The site also includes a directory of blawgs arranged by categories and locations, as well as a directory of other blawg directories. The site’s front page lists the most popular blawgs, highlights recent blawg posts and highlights a “featured blawger.” Clouds display tags and search terms.