Past Trials

Trial of Quantrill

October 10, 2013

Act of War or Mass Murder? The Border Wars on Trial   Date: October 24, 2013 Time: 7 p.m.  Place: Missouri Theatre Admission is free. In the early morning hours of August 21, 1863, William Clarke Quantrill and his Confederate raiders descended upon Lawrence, Kansas, burned the town to the ground, and killed 150 men and boys. Now, 150 years later, Quantrill will  Continue Reading »

The Trail’s End: The Trial of Bonnie Parker

April 9, 2012

On Monday, April 9, 2012, the Historical and Theatrical Trial Society (HATTS) at the University of Missouri School of Law will present a historical mock trial of the State of Missouri v. Bonnie Elizabeth Parker. On April 1, 1934, the notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow allegedly gunned down a young highway patrolman. An  Continue Reading »

Creating Life and Death:The Trial of Dr. Frankenstein

February 10, 2011

The University of Missouri School of Law’s Historical and Theatrical Trial Society (HATTS) will present “Creating Life and Death: The Trial of Dr. Victor Frankenstein” on February 10, 2011. Previous HATTS trials have featured Lewis and Clark’s supposed theft of a Native American’s canoe, Al Capone’s role in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, and Missouri  Continue Reading »

United States v. John Brown

October 15, 2009

  On October 15, 2009, the Historical and Theatrical Trial Society presented the trial of United States v. John Brown at the Missouri Theatre Center of Arts. The HISTORICAL AND THEATRICAL TRIAL SOCIETY (HATTS) at the University of Missouri School of Law promotes thinking and reflection on the process of law by holding trials that  Continue Reading »

State of Missouri v. Governor Crittenden

April 3, 2008

  Notorious outlaw Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford 126 years ago. On April 3, School of Law students brought to justice the man responsible, former Missouri governor Thomas Crittenden. The School of Law’s Historical and Theatrical Trials Society (HATTS) presented a historical mock trial of Gov. Crittenden for his role in the murder  Continue Reading »