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Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Biography

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“The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality ‘tour’ of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices…

The Oyez Project began in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field in the late 1980s as the Chicago Cubs continued to break the hearts of its many diehard fans. It was during one such game that the idea of creating a multimedia-based Supreme Court experience took root. The first iteration was a series of complex HyperCard stacks built on a baseball-card metaphor. The ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court’ demonstrated the power of multimedia integration with serious academic content. Many students worked on various versions before the development of a web-based application. The development of a web-based version of the project stems from the foresight of Richard Barone and Joe Germuska of Northwestern’s then nascent Learning Technologies Group.”

“About,” (accessed Oct. 7, 2011)


“The Oyez Project remains true to its initial objective: to make the work of the Supreme Court of the United States accessible to everyone through text, images, audio, and video.”

“About,” (accessed Oct. 7, 2011)

Multimedia US Supreme Court archive