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Law Student Perspective: The Amanda Knox Trial

I first heard about Amanda Knox several years ago. I glanced over a few articles on the alleged murder, but I didn’t pay too much attention to the story. As time went on, I was confused because the trial never seemed to end—I would read about a conviction, then an acquittal, and so on. A few days ago, Italy’s highest court decided on the case (again) by acquitting Ms. Knox.

As a law student, I took a keener interest in the case this time around. I was especially interested in comparing and contrasting the differences between the American legal system and the Italian legal system. The more I read, the more grateful I am to be living under the law of the ol’ U.S. of A. rather than under the control of Italy’s legal system.