June 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
What is JURIST? JURIST (http://jurist.org) is a web-based legal news and real-time legal research service powered by a mostly-volunteer team of over 60 part-time law student reporters, editors and Web developers led by law ...[read more]
November 1, 2011
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Shames as Executive Director. In this role, Mr. Shames will oversee JURIST's business and development efforts, including outreach and educational initiatives, fundraising, and corporate management. Mr. ...[read more]
November 1, 2011
by Matthew Shames
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matthew Shames (412) 383-7633 executivedirector@jurist.org JURIST Names Matthew Shames as Executive Director Legal News Media Outlet Prepares Outreach Efforts Pittsburgh, PA- November 1, 2011- JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc. is pleased to ...[read more]
July 14, 2011
by Joshua Sanders
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Bernard Hibbitts is JURIST's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, and a Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. A Canadian Rhodes Scholar born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he studied law at Oxford, Dalhousie ...[read more]
May 4, 2011
by Bernard Hibbitts
JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law says that the Obama Administration should resist pressure or temptation to release sensational photographs of Osama Bin Laden's corpse taken after the firefight at his compound in Pakistan where he was killed Sunday... ...[read more]
April 8, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On April 8, 2008, JURIST was nominated for a Webby Award as the best Law website of 2008. Called the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times and presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the "Webbys" are the leading international awards honoring excellence in ...[read more]
July 23, 2010
by Bernard Hibbitts
JURIST Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler, professor of law at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine, says that while the recent opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence is likely to be an important point of reference for the ...[read more]
July 21, 2010
by Bernard Hibbitts
JURIST Guest Columnist Bruce Miller of Western New England College School of Law says that the decision of a moderately liberal federal judge that the application of the Defense of Marriage Act in Massachusetts is unconstitutional on federalism grounds is unsurprising... On July 8, Judge Joseph ...[read more]
May 28, 2010
by Bernard Hibbitts
JURIST Guest Columnist Ben Bratman of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that while Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul claims he opposes repealing the foundational Civil Rights Act of 1964, his controversial comments on race discrimination leave one wondering whether he might ...[read more]
May 27, 2010
by Bernard Hibbitts
JURIST Guest Columnist Amos Guiora of the University of Utah College of Law says that the DC Circuit's willingness to provide the US executive branch legal cover for its denial of detainee rights runs counter to proven counterterrorism principles... The DC Circuit Court's recent decision ...[read more]

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