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Posted by Library Blog on 07/30/2008 at 12:00 AM

In addition to the major commercial websites for legal news such as the ABAJournal.com, FindLaw and Law.com , check out JURIST.  JURIST is the only law school-based website for legal news.  In 1996, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor Bernard Hibbitts created the website as “Law Professors on the Web.” The website was initially a clearinghouse of online legal materials authored by law professors. The website’s current name JURIST was officially adopted in 1997.

Contents of JURIST include U.S. and world legal news, opinions of recently decided U.S. and foreign cases, videos and live webcasts on legal topics, and op-eds on legal news from law professors and special guests.  There is also an archive of content on numerous topics posted to JURIST.  JURIST has been nominated for a 2008 WEBBY, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.