Faculty Experts Comment About George Zimmerman's Trial for the Murder of Trayvon Martin


With a verdict in the George Zimmerman trail in the murder of Trayvon Martin, University of Miami School of Law Professors were called upon to comment on the front pages ofThe New York TimesWall Street JournalThe Miami Herald, as well as radio, wire services, and other platforms:

Professor Mary Anne Franks has been interviewed for continuing commentary on ABC's Local 10 News. Her commentary appears in:

Professor Franks was also in USA Today's "Testimony Hurting Zimmerman Prosecution", The Wall Street Journal's "Prosecution Rests Its Case in Zimmerman Murder Trial", "Social media infiltrates Zimmerman trial" on WDAY News 6.

Mark Eiglarsh, an adjunct professor in our Litigation Skills Program, also weighs in on the jury selection in "Looking out for 'stealth jurors'" on ABC Local10 News.

Professor Scott Sundby, author of "A Life and Death Decision: A Jury Weighs the Death Penalty," is interviewed about jury selection and the George Zimmerman trial on ABC 10 News in the story "Reporter's Notebook: Can a potential juror caught lying face perjury?" Professor Sundby also commented in "What now for George Zimmerman?" in theMohave Valley Daily News.

Professor Tamara Rice Lave helped define terms such as "beyond a reasonable doubt," "presumption of innocence" on ABC 10 News "Reporter's Notebook: Guide of relevant legal terms". Professor Lave was also quoted in:

Professor Donald Jones opined in "Blunders May Help Zimmerman Walk" in The South Florida Times. Professor Jones also commented in:

Lecturer in Law and Director of our Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program Jan Jacobowitz is quoted in: