Course Description for Great American Trials
Great American Trials
This course provides the student with a historical review of some of the most significant and celebrated cases in American legal history and profiles famous civil litigants and criminal defendants. Trials have served as the ultimate means to resolve major disputes within our society since the earliest days of our country's history. Some of the major events in our nation's development have been centered on major civil litigation, and the controversies generated by crimes of significance; the "trials of the century" featured in this course.