It started out as a Website catering mainly to the interests of the legal academic community. Then, with vision and the hard work of a dedicated group of law student volunteer citizen journalists and editors, it grew into a great legal news Website. Now Jurist, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is a true Internet news and information powerhouse with video clips, downloadable documents and research studies, links to live webcasts, expert commentary and more. It is news for lawyers. A story on a criminal defendant includes a link to the indictment in PDF, for example. I’ve never met Prof. Bernard Hibbitts, the founder, publisher and editor-in-chief, but it is clear he is a man of vision and a hard worker. For more reading on what makes Jurist unique, go here.

Jurist is my website of the week. Check it out.