Saturday, February 18, 2006

Famous Trials Online--JURIST and More

Famous trials take place every day of the year. For example, today is the 30th anniversary of the verdict in the “Chicago 7” trial, in which seven radicals were charged in connection with rioting at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The story of this trial--including eyewitness accounts and information about the participants--is today’s "This Day at Law" feature on JURIST, the outstanding legal news and research site maintained by University of Pittsburgh School of Law students and faculty. Every month, JURIST readers are introduced to a famous trial in legal history by Professor Douglas Linder (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law), developer of the Famous American Trials web site, which covers even more trials using a different, complementary format. Exploring the documents and personalities of famous trials relating to the development of American law--from Galileo and the Scopes trial to the Oklahoma City Bombing and O.J. Simpson--is a highly recommended online adventure.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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