Famous trials

698px-Trial_by_Jury_UsherThe University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law has put together the most wonderful resource – a website including materials from a whole host of famous trials.

The trials go from Socrates and Galileo through to Clinton and O.J. Simpson, via Oscar Wilde and Al Capone to name but a few.

Each case includes a wide range of material – key exhibits, depositions, transcripts of cross-examinations, jury verdicts, relevant links…

As well as the main Famous Trials website, there is a Famous Trials 2 site, with trials for which a slightly more limited set of materials is currently available (but still fascinating and certainly enough to be going on with!). A taster of these includes the Enron bankruptcy, Joyce’s Ulysses, Dreyfus and Joan of Arc in France…

Credit: Thanks to Tim Grant for the heads-up.

Do any readers know of similar collections in other languages? If so, please share!

hand gesture body languageYou might also be interested in this post about the Old Bailey Proceedings Online, a collection of proceedings from the Central Criminal Court in London, from 1674 to 1913.


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