For those of you who have been sleeping for the last couple of years (or are over the age of 50), “Above the Law” is a blog that covers law, law firms, associate salaries and bonuses, and salacious legal gossip.

Needless to say, that site draws a lot of traffic.

But yesterday, Above the Law amazed us.

This blog receives about 1000 pageviews on a typical weekday.

Yesterday, we received 3554.

And a full 2415 of those views were the result of Above the Law linking to a couple of our recent posts (here and here).

That’s an astonishing number. By way of contrast, Point of Law, a popular legal blog for which we have an awful lot of respect, linked to us yesterday and sent us 30 pageviews. The Wall Street Journal’s “onespot” law page linked to a couple of our stories yesterday, and it sent us 23 pageviews.

Hats off to you Above the Law. We’re not sure what you’re doing right, but you’re a remarkable force in the legal blogosphere.