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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

JURIST takes Webby honors for second straight year
Jeannie Shawl at 2:51 PM ET

[JURIST] JURIST has been recognized as an Official Honoree in the Law category in the 2007 Webby Awards [awards website]. The 11th Annual "Webbys" received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 US states. Only sites in the top 15 percent were deemed Official Honorees. This is the first time in the Webbys' 11-year existence that an academic legal website has taken a distinction two years in a row. JURIST won [JURIST report] the Webby People's Voice Award as best Law website of 2006. Official honorees and nominees for the 2007 awards were announced in New York on Tuesday.

The final Webby nominees in Law this year are FindLaw, LawHelp.org, Nolo, Hollywood Reporter ESQ., and THOMAS. The Wall Street Journal's "Law Blog" and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU joined JURIST as Webby Official Honorees.

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, the Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising, online film & video, and mobile websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.

JURIST is headquartered at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law [law school website] and is powered by a team of over 40 law student reporters, editors and web developers [staff list] led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts [profile] who volunteer 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 analysis as an educational service to the public and the legal community.

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