Website: Famous Trials

This admittedly bare-bones website was created & is maintained by professor Douglas O. Linder at the University of Missouri-Kansas Law School. Linder says: "My vision was to create the Web’s largest collection of primary documents, images, essays, and other materials relating to famous trials from Salem to Simpson. Trials have long struck me as wonderful vehicles for exploring history and human nature. What better way to understand the 20s than reading about the Scopes, Sacco-Vanzetti, and Leopold and Loeb trials? What provides better insights into the nature of evil than reading the transcripts of the William Calley court-martial or the... Read more →

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The American Lawyer's 'Fab Fifty'

This is a fascinating (alphabetical) list: "The 50 most-promising young litigators ages 45 & under." "We talked to hundreds of lawyers to find the rising stars whose careers are described below and in the pages that follow. Beginning with a wide and informal canvass that generated more than 200 suggestions, we identified practice areas that seemed rich in opportunity for young litigators and homed in on those for our reporting. That's why the list contains a concentration of appellate, intellectual property, public interest, and products liability lawyers. Others have made a mark as criminal defenders or labor lawyers or securities... Read more →

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Law firm runs clothing drives for needy women

Good news about a Seattle firm & its managing partner: "When Russell M. Aoki took a break from college and worked on the maintenance crew of a golf course, he discovered his calling. "Seniors who he met while on the job 'took me aside and encouraged me to go back to school and consider going to law school,' said Aoki, who was recently installed as one of the board of governors for the Washington State Bar Association. [snip] "Aoki is a trial attorney who specializes in criminal defense and business litigation. One of his most prominent cases involved representing a... Read more →

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