This Comment argues for a comprehensive approach to legitimizing the lay jury—an approach involving education, attorney adaptation, courtroom renovations, and judicial knowledge—and a better understanding of how legal professionals can fairly and most effectively transmit knowledge to the average American. The lay jury can remain a vital, unique part of the American judicial system if the bench and bar take seriously their responsibilities and adapt to today’s new reality. Part II examines the background of three basic components of a successful contemporary trial: technology, litigation, and the jury. Part III explores how these three components have evolved in the modern era. Part IV analyzes how the components should be understood to maximize the legitimacy of lay juries. Part V notes probable future trends and offers suggestions for improvement. Part VI concludes.
Andrew J. Wilhelm
Complex Litigation in the New Era of the iJury,
41 Pepp. L. Rev.
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