[JURIST] JURIST [FAQ] has been nominated for a prestigious Webby Award [awards website] as the best Law website of 2006. 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 "Webbies" are the leading international awards honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality.
As a nominee for a Webby Award, JURIST is also eligible to win a People's Voice Award. Voting on Webby nominees is open to the public from April 11th to May 5th. To vote for JURIST, go to the "People's Voice" voting site by clicking here. Register (you may need to scroll down), get the password that will be sent to your e-mail account, then log in to the People's Voice site, scroll down to the "Society" grouping 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 10th Annual Webby Awards competition received over 5,500 entries from all 50 US states and over 40 countries worldwide. Also receiving finalist nominations in the Law category [nomination list] this year were three commercial websites – CourtTV, FindLaw and Nolo – plus Justice Learning, a collaborative project between National Public Radio and the New York Times. FindLaw and Nolo have won the Law Webby previously. Past Webby winners in other categories include Amazon.com, eBay, Yahoo!, iTunes, Google, BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Salon magazine, Wikipedia, and PBS. Winners will be announced in New York May 9.
Headquartered at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law [law school website], JURIST is powered by a team of over 30 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.