Great Trials of World History
SEPTEMBER 18 – DECEMBER 18, 10 AM -12 PM
There are trials that don’t simply end with their verdict.
There are trials that have a power that reverberates
throughout history. Many have shaped and transformed
the very social, political, and legal traditions we take for
granted today. It’s trials like these that are deserving of the
According to award-winning law professor Dr. Douglas O.
Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School
of Law, there are two main benchmarks for greatness.
First, the trial must have grabbed the attention of society
in its own time and place, whether in the courts of ancient
Greece or 20th-century Los Angeles. Second, the trial must
matter. Perhaps it matters because of how it shaped history;
perhaps because it allows us in the 21st century to draw
lessons that bring us closer to our highest ideals of justice;
or perhaps because the trial provides an especially clear way
of understanding a particular place or time. Registration
Required. Fee $10