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Lay Participation in Law International Research Collaborative

The "Lay Participation in Law International Research Collaborative" is a transnational collaborative team dedicated to research on the phenomenon of lay participation in court systems and the fundamental sociolegal issues that it raises.  The IRC, comprised of members from Argentina, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Spain and the USA, shares information vital to the creation of jury systems, mixed tribunals and other ways of citizen involvement in legal systems worldwide.  The IRC is organized by Professor Valerie Hans of Cornell University Law School under the auspices of the Law and Society Association.