Famous Florida Trials (2 credits) 

Florida has played host to a number of trials that gained national notoriety. This course reviews 25 of them, focusing on the political, socio-economic and legal context in which each arose. Students will choose an approved topic upon which to write either (a) an article about a famous Florida trial and its impact on a state, regional or national level, or (b) a biography of a person who played a significant role in one such case. Students will present and refine their articles/biographies during the semester and, at semester’s end, submit them for evaluation.