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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Jury Trial is Dying: Should We Mourn its Demise? at NYU

Wednesday, April 9, 12:25-1:50 p.m.

Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge

Hosted by the Center on Civil Justice With additional support from the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society

Jury trials in civil cases are part of our Bill of Rights, and the jury trial has always been thought of as a pillar of American democracy. In practice, however, it is increasingly rare. Why is this happening? What does the demise of the jury trial mean for our civil justice system? Does it change democratic citizenship? Can the trend be reversed? Should we try, or just allow the jury trial become a relic of an earlier time?  Our distinguished panel of trial and appellate lawyers and academic experts will discuss these and other hotly debated questions.

CLE Approval Pending 


PANELISTS: Mark Behrens, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Renée Lettow Lerner, Associate Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School, Andrew Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown Stephen Susman, Partner, Susman Godfrey


Arthur R. Miller, University Professor, NYU School of Law


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This looks like an excellent panel. I hope a transcript or web viewing will be available.

Posted by: Matthew Ennis | Mar 25, 2014 3:28:52 PM

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