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