Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Famous Trials in American Law

One of the best ways to capture the real impact of the law is through the human stories and the primary documents of the landmark cases that changed it forever. The Famous Trials web site, developed and continually maintained by Professor Douglas Linder (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law), covers proceedings from the  Trial of Socrates through the 2006 terrorism trial of Zacarias Moussaoui. The vast majority are American trials, for which this site provides a wide range of case documents, transcripts, images, timelines, links and bibliographic sources. Famous Trials is a wonderful supplement to courses is constitutional and criminal law, and a unique resource for research papers in legal history.  Be sure to check out the "Other Famous Trials" section for bibliographies and links on trials under development for addition to the site. 
  2006Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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