(In)Famous Trials

‌Lecture Series Description: This series reviews historically prominent trials as a means of learning about the American criminal justice system. Each session will feature one or two trials. From each trial, we will extract lessons about our justice system, including effective (and ineffective) litigation tactics, the effect of racial and other prejudice on juries, the effect of the media on trials, and the interaction between public sentiment, politics, and litigation.

Lecture Series Information: Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-Noon, starting April 9, 2018, Terrence Murphy Hall Room 260 (Thornton Auditorium), University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus

Lecture Series Educator: Julie Oseid is a Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. She teaches law students how to write, research, and analyze legal issues. She recently published a book, Communicators-in-Chief: Lessons in Persuasion from Five Eloquent American Presidents, about Thomas Jefferson (metaphor), James Madison (rigor), Abraham Lincoln (brevity), Ulysses Grant (clarity), and Teddy Roosevelt (zeal).

Fee for the series:  $75 per person (5 week series)

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To print out a form to complete and then mail in with a check or cash payment, click on this link: ‌Winter-Spring 2018 Registration Form

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Detailed Lecture Series Syllabus:

Apr.  9

Salem Witchcraft and Boston Massacre Trials

Apr. 16

Lincoln Conspiracy Trial

Apr. 23

Scopes Monkey Trial

Apr. 30

Scottsboro Boys and Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Trials

May 7 

Rodney King and O.J. Simpson Trials