‘The Oresteia’: The first criminal jury trial

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin  Sept. 23, 2013

Brush up on your Aeschylus! Professor Tim O’Neill’s guest column deals with the first criminal jury trial, set 2,500 years ago in Athens. “Like characters on a stage, lawyers deal with conflicts in need of resolution. Situations that come in moral tones of black and white generally do not make it to a lawyer’s desk. Instead, the issues that constitute a lawyer’s work often come in 49 or 51 shades of gray.”

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