Professor Nancy S. Marder named a Baldy Center Senior Fellow
Professor Nancy S. Marder, director of the Justice John Paul Stevens Jury Center at Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been selected as a Senior Fellow of the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy. Housed at the University at Buffalo School of Law, the Baldy Center supports interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions and social policy.
Professor Marder is spending the spring 2019 semester at the Baldy Center. During that time, she will finish her new book, The Power of the Jury: Transforming Citizens into Jurors, which will examine how every stage of the jury process—from voir dire to post-verdict interviews—helps to transform ordinary citizens into responsible jurors.
An internationally recognized expert on juries, judges, courts and trials, Professor Marder has served since 2003 as Professor/Reporter for the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. She has drafted jury instructions for the ABA and for Illinois, advocated successfully for rule changes affecting jurors in Illinois, given public testimony for proposed jury reforms, and served as a member on various jury advisory committees. Professor Marder is the author of the book The Jury Process (2005) and more than forty articles and book chapters, as well as forty essays and book reviews.
A member of the Chicago-Kent faculty since 1999, Professor Marder teaches a course at Chicago-Kent called Juries, Judges & Trials, as well as a course on Legislation and another on Law, Literature & Feminism. She is a member of the American Law Institute and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens from 1990 to 1992. Professor Marder has a B.A. (summa cum laude) in English and Afro-American Studies from Yale College; a M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University, where she was a Mellon Fellow; and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was an articles editor of the Yale Law Journal.
Founded in 1888, Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.