Friday, May 12, 2006
Kudos to JURIST, the wonderful legal news and research web site run by Bernie Hibbitts at Pitttsburgh, for winning the Webby People's Voice Award as the Best Law Website of 2006. JURIST beat out the other finalists Court TV, FindLaw, Nolo, and Justice Learning. From JURIST:
Over 300,000 votes were cast for the 2006 Webby People's Voice Awards, up 50% from last year. An initially-unlikely contender due to its comparatively low public profile, JURIST took an early lead in the voting, overcame a challenge from FindLaw and then came back from a two percentage-point deficit against Court TV in the final days of polling to win.
This is the first time a law school website has won a Webby award. Headquartered at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JURIST is powered by a team of over 30 law student reporters, editors and web developers led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts who devote 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 expert analysis as an educational service to the public and the legal community.