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In 1996, from his perch in Pittsburgh, Hibbitts launched a website that became JURIST, a legal news service powered by law student volunteers. Today, it boasts 80 student reporters and editors hailing from 29 law schools on five continents supervised by a tiny, professional staff Hibbitts leads when he's not teaching. 

In Myanmar, where law is an undergraduate subject, JURIST's correspondents are 18 to 21 years old. All are women because an overwhelming percentage of Myanmar law students are female. To say they've been courageous isn't a muscular enough word to describe their work; putting their lives at risk to report on what's occurring in a ravaged state on the brink of civil war.

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