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Window on a World of Law: Pitt Law School’s Jurist.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | December 7, 2008

Posted by Cliff Tuttle

University of Pittsburgh Law School, under the direction of Professor Bernard Hibbitts, publishes this continuously updating web site that covers world-wide legal news. This ambitious project is manned by an army of student editors who follow legal developments around the world, around the clock. Of course, courts are only open in any given jurisdiction for maybe 40 hours in a week, but legal news is happening somewhere in the world every hour of every day. If you decide to check out Jurist, be prepared to learn how large and complicated the world really is. We’ve added a link for ready reference on the sidebar to your right. You might consider reading about the two important cases that the United States Supreme Court just added to its calendar. Or, if you wish, find out what legislation Russia has just enacted to deal with DNA evidence.

Nevertheless, if a daily update is quick enough for you, Jurist has an on-line newsletter that you can receive free of charge by email every morning.

Jurist not only gives a succinct summary of any legal development, but provides links to primary sources. There are other interesting features, but rather than us spoiling everything, why not explore the world of law on your own? If you are intrigued, or merely curious, click here.


CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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