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Trials of World History Part 2
April 22, 2024

Trials of World History Part 2

Monday Scholars: Great Trials of World History
Explore the Crossroads of History and Law Part II

Monday April 22: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
The Leopold & Loeb Trial

Together we will watch a ½ hour video lecture followed by a discussion, lead by OWL’s Caroline Ugurlu, based on the presented talk.

The Leopold & Loeb Trial introduces us to the nation’s most famous defense lawyer, Clarence Darrow, with a focus on a trial involving a “thrill killing” by two rich and intelligent teenagers. Central to this lecture are Darrow’s impassioned efforts to save the confessed murderers from the gallows by challenging the morality of capital punishment.

About the Professor:
Douglas O. Linder is the Elmer Powell Peer Professor of Law at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law and earned his degree from Stanford Law School. Professor Linder has published extensively and received his law school’s highest teaching award (twice) and its highest publishing award (three times). In addition, he has appeared in televised documentaries and televised interviews about great trials produced by HISTORY, AMC, PBS, CBS, CNN, Fox News, Court TV, Discovery Networks, and A&E.

Zoom Live: link found at OWL website, Adult Events page.

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