Womble Carlyle Greenville Attorneys Teach “Great Trials in History” Course
January 18, 2013
GREENVILLE, S.C.—For the fifth consecutive year, attorneys in Womble Carlyle’s Greenville office are offering a Great Trials in History course through Furman University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
The course is offered twice a year for nine weeks per session. Each class examines a different trial, discusses its historical context, and explores the role of the trial arena as the stage for social debate and policy development. Materials include actual trial testimony, trial evidence, and clever arguments and trial tactics of counsel.
Famous trials examined in the course include:
- President Clinton impeachment
- The treason/conspiracy trial of Aaron Burr
- The Wyatt Earp trial (O.K. Corral)
- Patty Hearst trial
- The Rosenberg trial
- The Sam Sheppard murder case
- The Black Sox scandal (Shoeless Joe Jackson & the 1919 World Series)
- Trial of Jesus
- VA plantation murder