LAW 7162

LAW 7162

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course evaluates claims about the benefits and drawbacks of the contemporary American jury. Drawing on the work of legal scholars and social scientists, we will explore a range of topics relating to criminal and civil juries, including: jury selection; the use of jury consultants; juror perceptions of attorneys, evidence, and experts; individual and group decision making processes; jury instructions; jury deliberations; damage awards; juries in death penalty cases; and jury reform. By studying legal and empirical scholarship about the jury, and by writing their own research papers about a jury topic, seminar participants should develop insights into jury trial functioning and policy debates over the jury's role.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement Satisfies the writing requirement.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18686 LAW 7162   SEM 101