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JURIST: Law Everywhere


Want the latest news on a breaking U.S. Supreme Court decision, on China's plans to install filtering software to block Internet access, or on the fate of prisoners convicted by Rwanda's genocide tribunal? Then go to the world's only comprehensive legal news and research service based in a law school: JURIST (, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law's multi-award-winning Web site. Headed by a Pitt law professor and powered by Pitt law students working with professional editors, JURIST attracts more than 100,000 readers a week and provides an instant well-documented chronicle of the latest events in worldwide law, along with expert commentary and extensive archives. In 2006, JURIST won the People's Voice Award at the international Webby Awards, called the "online Oscars" by Time magazine.


Bernard Hibbitts, professor of law and JURIST founder and editor-in-chief, 412-648-2360 (office); 412-980-7902 (cell);

Pitt News Representative Patricia Lomando White, 412-624-9101 (office), 412-215-9932 (cell),

The East Asian Gateway Service


Established in 1998, this transcontinental interlibrary partnership allows scholars at Pitt and elsewhere to retrieve full-text Chinese and Korean documents—which are not available in U.S. libraries—from 17 libraries throughout China and Korea. Staff at those facilities work with counterparts at Pitt’s East Asian Library to transmit digital copies via the Internet to those who have completed request forms on the East Asian Gateway Service (EAGS) Web site. In turn, Pitt’s University Library System delivers English documents in the same manner to its partner libraries in China and Korea. The service for Korean publications is only for Pitt faculty and students. In its first decade, the EAGS filled more than 17,700 requests from researchers in Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Israel, Switzerland, and other nations, as well as 40 states across America.


Rush Miller, director, University Library System—412-648-7747 (office), 412-736-7253 (cell),

Hong Xu, director, East Asian Library—412-648-8184 (office), 412-877-3060 (cell),, Web site

Pitt News Representative Sharon Blake—412-624-4364 (office), 412-277-6926 (cell),