[JURIST] JURIST [FAQ] was nominated Tuesday for a prestigious Webby Award [awards website] 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 [profession website], the "Webbys" are the leading international awards honoring excellence in interactive design, creativity, usability and functionality on the Internet.
As a Webby Award nominee, JURIST is also eligible to win a People's Voice Award. Voting on Webby nominees is open to the public from April 8th to May 1st. To vote for JURIST, go to the "People's Voice" voting site by clicking here. Register (you may need to scroll down), get the activation code that will be sent to your e-mail account, then log in to the People's Voice site, click on the "Website" grouping, scroll down to "Society" and vote in the Law category. The process takes just a couple of minutes. It's easy. The People's Voice site also lets you write and leave a review of JURIST for the information of other voters.
The 12th Annual Webby Awards competition received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 US states and over 60 countries worldwide. Also receiving finalist nominations in the Law category [nomination list] this year were Shearman & Sterling's 2007-2008 Recruiting Campaign, the ABA Journal, LawHelp, and OUT-LAW.com. Webby nominees in other categories this year include the New York Times, BBC News, PBS, National Geographic, and NPR. Winners will be announced in New York May 6.
Headquartered at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law [law school website], JURIST is powered by a team of some 45 law student reporters, editors and web developers [staff list] led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts [profile] who volunteer their time and talent to the project, working with leading legal experts from around the world to provide up-to-the minute legal news, primary source research and analysis as an educational service to the public and the legal community. In addition to its nomination in the Law category, JURIST was also recognized Tuesday as an Official Honoree in the Students category.
JURIST won the Webby People's Voice Award as the best Law website of 2006 and in 2007 was named an Official Honoree [JURIST reports].