Juries, Judges & Trials

This course will look at juries and judges as decisionmakers, but will focus primarily on the jury. As background, we will examine the constitutional rights to a civil and criminal jury trial, and then focus on such features of the jury as venire, voir dire, peremptory challenges, instructions, deliberations, and differences in perception. We will consider the scope of jury authority, including jury nullification, as well as various models for the proper role of the jury in our society. There will be a take-home exam at the end of the course.

Course Information
Course #: LAW 456
Program: JD
Course Type: JD Elective
Area of Study: Personal Injury Law
Credit Hours: Three credit hours.