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Valerie Hans

Professor of Law, International Research Collaborative Organizer
Cornell Law School, 222 Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Tel: 607-255-0095
Fax: 607-255-7193
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Valerie Hans conducts empirical studies of law. Trained as a social scientist, she has carried out extensive research and written widely about social science and the law. Her theoretical and policy interests in citizen participation in law have led her to focus on jury decision making. Her research and writing have encompassed a range of topics such as the juvenile death penalty, racial and gender discrimination, the litigation explosion, the adversary system, corporate responsibility, the insanity defense, court legitimacy, and media impact.

Her books on the jury system include: American Juries: The Verdict (2007, coauthored with Neil Vidmar); The Jury System: Contemporary Scholarship (2006); Business on Trial: The Civil Jury and Corporate Responsibility (2000); and Judging the Jury (1986, coauthored with Neil Vidmar).

She also has great interest in comparing how citizens are employed as legal decision makers in different countries. In 2006, she organized a Cornell Law School conference on Citizen Participation in East Asian Legal Systems, sponsored by the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture. The US Department of State's Office of International Information Programs sponsored a 2004 lecture trip to Argentina, where Professor Hans spoke about the American jury to legislators, judges, lawyers and citizens who are considering a jury system for Argentina. In the fall of 2011, she traveled to Russia asthe Paul Klebnikov Rule of Law Fellow to study the Russian institution of jury trial and to lecture on juries worldwide to judges, jurors, lawyers, legal scholars, and students.

María Inés Bergoglio

Professor of Sociology of Law
Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Tel: [54] (351) 4615003
Fax:  [54] (351) 4236980
Mailing address: Dra. María Inés Bergoglio, Obispo Echenique Altamira 3038, X5016KPH Córdoba, Argentina

María Inés Bergoglio is professor of Sociology of Law at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. She has a PhD degree in Political Science from the Catholic University of Córdoba. She has been a guest professor at Lund University (Sweden) and Strathclyde University (Scotland). Trained as a social scientist, she is interested in the impact of democratization in legal culture and the administration of justice.

Her writing has encompassed topics such as the death penalty, disparities in access to justice, democratization and civil litigation, legal culture, and mediation. Her recent research explored the links between the changes in the social organization of legal work in Latin America, and emerging professional discourses.

Her books include "La familia: entre lo público y lo privado" (Lerner, 1986), " La pena de muerte: aproximación a la cultura legal (Lerner, 1993), "Litigar en Córdoba: investigaciones sociológicas sobre la litigación" (Triunfar, 2001), and " La matriz del orden social: La cultura en la sociedad" (Ciencia, Derecho y Sociedad, 2003).

In English, her most recent article is: Bergoglio, María Inés (2008), "New Paths to Judicial Legitimacy: The Experience of Mixed Tribunals in Córdoba", Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp. 319-338.

Marie Comiskey

Visiting Fellow
University of Toronto
Centre for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies
14 Queen's Park Crescent West
Toronto, ON M5S 3K9

Tel: 416 -760-9945
Email: or

Marie Comiskey is a visiting fellow at the Centre for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Toronto. She received a B.A. from the University of Toronto, an LL.B. and LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, as well as an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School. She is a candidate for the doctorate in juridical science (S.J.D.) degree at the University of Michigan law school. Her doctoral research is on the comprehensibility of Canadian jury instructions. Prior to entering academia, Marie worked for over a decade as a prosecutor for the Department of Justice in Canada and has appeared at all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada. She has handled extradition files, and has prosecuted drug trafficking, human smuggling and tax fraud offenses. Her recent publications on jury issues are: "Does the Voir Dire Serve as a Powerful Disinfectant or Pollutant? A Look at the Disparate Approaches to Jury Selection in the United States and Canada" 59 Drake Law Review 733 (2011) and "Initiating Dialogue About Jury Comprehension of Legal Concepts: Can the 'Stagnant Pool' Be Revitalized?" (2010) 35 Queen's Law Journal 625.

Erin York Cornwell

Assistant Professor and Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology
Cornell University
380 Uris Hall
Ithaca, NY  14853
Tel: 607-255-3261

Erin York Cornwell is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in the College of Arts &Sciences at Cornell University. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from Wellesley College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from The University of Chicago. Her research examines inequalities in the law, with a focus on how social status, social connectedness, and social capital affect legal outcomes. Research published in Social Forces (2005) and Law &Society Review (2012) utilizes post-verdict surveys in urban courts to explore how social status structures jury deliberations. This work highlights continuing disadvantages faced by low-income jurors, who have lower levels of participation and influence in the jury room. In more recent work, she examines how disparities in legal representation shape jury verdicts by comparing trial outcomes across defendants who hire private attorneys and those who rely on public defenders.

Penny Darbyshire

Professor of Law
Kingston Law School, Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Tel: +44 208 417 5626

Penny is very interested in learning about legal systems around the world. She has worked at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. She has written widely about the English legal system and people working within it, notably lay magistrates, juries, magistrates' legal advisers (clerks) and judges. (She has also written about plea bargaining and criminal procedure). Her best-known empirical research is in-depth observational and interview research with magistrates' clerks and latterly with judges, which has been described by others as ethnographic or anthropological.  The method used is work-shadowing, accompanying the subject in and out of court and asking them to think aloud about their work and share all court documentation. She has also produced a meta-analysis of all major pieces of English-language jury research, worldwide, for Lord Justice Auld's Criminal Courts Review (2001). This resulted in legislation which abolished most statutory exclusions from jury service and significantly widened the pool of potential jurors in England and Wales. She often writes articles making use of comparative and empirical research which are designed to influence judicial or government policy. In 2013, she served on a Law Commission working group on contempt of court and the problem of jurors researching on the internet. This resulted in the creation of new criminal offences in 2014. Penny's empirical research on Crown Court case management, published in 2014, and a paper on jury reform, were requested by Lord Justice Leveson for his 2014-14 review of efficiency in the criminal courts. Penny has been invited to speak about her work on magistrates clerks, juries and judges at universities throughout England and Wales, and to judicial and law reform conferences in Northern Ireland, Ireland and Taiwan.  In 2011 Penny was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Books include: Sitting in Judgment: the working lives of judges (2011, under translation into Chinese), Darbyshire on the English Legal System (2014 and previous editions) and Magistrates' Clerks (1984). Penny has a first degree in law, an MA in criminology and a PhD in socio-legal studies.

Gayane Davidayn

Associate Professor of Law, Law School
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Leninskie Gory
First Humanitarian Building,  GSP-1
Moscow, Russia, 119991
Tel: 007495 9392903
Fax:  007495 9392903

Gayane Davidyan is Associate Professor of Law at Lomonosov Moscow State University. She received her Ph.D. from Moscow State University in 2005.  At the Law School, she teaches: Introduction to the Legal Profession; History of the State and Law of Russia; and History of the State and Law of England, U.S., France and Germany.

She has lectured or taught at: Regensburg University, Germany (2004-2009) (on fundamentals of Russian law); San Diego State University (2004-2008); Russian-Armenian Slavic University, Yerevan, Armenia (2005-present); Moscow State University Center for the Study of International Law, Geneva, Switzerland (2006-present); College of Law, Loyola University (New Orleans) (2010), and Sturm College of Law, Denver University (2011).  She was also a Paul Klebnikov Rule of Law Fellow, visiting Cornell Law School in 2010 and lecturing there about Russian law.

Professor Davidyan is the co-author of Fundamentals of Russian Law and Legislation of Catherine II, as well as a book for foreign students, Fundamentals of Russian Law. She has explored the issues of formation and activity of the jury in the Russian Empire in the XIX century and features of the jury in the national regions of Russia.

Shari Seidman Diamond

Howard J. Trienens Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology
Northwestern University Law School
357 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 312-503-2040
Fax: 312-503-5950
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Shari Seidman Diamond, both a lawyer and a psychologist, conducts empirical research on the jury process and legal decision-making.  Shari is also a research fellow at the American Bar Foundation.  She recently completed a pathbreaking research project on actual jury deliberations in the Arizona state courts.  Her other fields of interest include science and the courts, the regulation of trademarks and advertising and field research methodology.  She received a BA from the University of Michigan; JD with honors from the University of Chicago and MA and PhD degrees in Psychology from Northwestern University.  She has served as a lecturer, University of Chicago Law School; attorney, Sidley & Austin; senior research fellow, American Bar Foundation; professor of psychology and criminal justice, University of Illinois at Chicago and Director of NIMH Traineeship Program in Crime and Delinquency.

Judith Fordham

Fordham & Roast
6/76 Newcastle Street
Perth, WA  6000
Mobile: 0411 648 684
Telephone: 08 9227 5164

Judith Fordham is a senior barrister (trial lawyer) who has practiced mainly in criminal law for almost 25 years. Before that she worked in psychological research and counseling. Trained in both science (psychology) and law, she now teaches expert evidence and criminal justice, running workshops and mock trials for police, lawyers and science graduates. She continues to maintain a busy criminal trial practice.

Judith research output includes a project on jurors, juries and expert evidence, and a study on juror intimidation at the State Attorney General's personal request. She has gained permission for almost unprecedented access to jurors for post-trial interviews, normally illegal in Australia.

Her research and teaching interests also include exploring the differences in constructs, methodology and language between science and law, including such fundamental concepts as "facts" and "proof".

She has been President of the Criminal Lawyers Association of Western Australia (WA), President of the Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (WA), Treasurer of the Law Society of WA, a board member of Outcare (a prisoner support and rehabilitation organization), member of the Law Council of Australia's Criminal LAw Committee, and has been awarded life membership of angelhands (support for secondary victims of homicide).

Aside from her academic writing, Judith has had published an Australian best-seller, "Life, Law and Not Enough Shoes".

Masahiro Fujita

Associate Professor of Social Psychology
Faculty of Sociology
Kansai University
Yamatecho 3-3-35, Suita-shi
Osaka 564-8680 Japan
Tel: +81 6 6368 1121 ext. 5565
Fax: +81 6 6337 5427

Masahiro Fujita is Associate Professor at Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University in Osaka, Japan, where he now teaches social psychology. He received a doctoral degree in basic studies of law from the Graduate School of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo, Japan in 2006. He has conducted several studies on lay participation in Japan and has presented the results at conferences worldwide. In the course of being trained in the field of Japanese laws, Fujita became interested in psychological issues underlying the legal system. His interest encompasses social and cognitive psychological issues concerning lay participation and he conducts experiments and surveys on, for example, attitudes towards the legal system, lay participation in court trials and people's understanding of legal terms. As the Japanese government introduced a lay participation system to its criminal trial procedure in May 2009, after an absence of 60 years, he now focuses on that mixed jury system.

After receiving a grant-in-aid in scientific research from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science, he has been running a project on the Japanese lay participation system with other Japanese researchers. In that project, surveys and experiments are being conducted: social surveys concerning the attitudes of the Japanese people towards the newly introduced mixed jury system, knowledge on litigation, and personal traits that are considered factors affecting people's participating behaviors. Experiments that assess the understanding of instructions on legal issues are also included.

In addition to conducting research, he participated in committees on lay participation at the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. Those activities reflect his interest for policies related to the judicial system. He is a board member of Japanese Society of Law and Psychology, and a member of the editorial board of Japanese Journal of Law and Psychology.

Hiroshi Fukurai

Department of Sociology
337 College Eight, University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064, U.S.A.
Tel: 831-459-2971
Fax: 831-459-3518
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Hiroshi Fukurai, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, conducts empirical research on jury and law.  His research interests include an intersection between race and the jury, theories of checks and balances and questions of accountability through lay participation in legal decision making, Japanese judicial reforms in the establishment of the "quasi-jury" system, and advanced quantitative methods and analysis on jury selection and jury representation.  He is originally from Japan, and since the late 1990s, he has been working with Japanese attorneys, legal scholars, and civic activists to reintroduce Japan's criminal jury system.  His co-authored books include Race and the Jury (1993), Anatomy of the McMartin Child Molestation Case (2001), and Race in the Jury Box: Affirmative Action in Jury Selection (2003).

Leonid Golovko

Professor and Chief of the Centre for Criminal Procedure and Justice
Law Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University
1 GUM, GSP-1, Leninskie Gory, 119992, Moscow
Tel: + 7 499 369 73 10
       + 7 495 939 39 46
Fax: + 7 495 939 29 03

Leonid Golovko is Professor of Criminal Procedure and Justice in the Law Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University. He completed his Doctor of Laws thesis in 2004. He is recipient of the Shuvalov Award (1996) awarded by Lomonosov Moscow State University. His research interests include Russian and comparative criminal procedure, the role of normative factors in the institutional development of transitional states, particularly in the post-Soviet area, the institutional conditions for establishing an independent judiciary, and lay participation. He has taught at a number of universities in Europe and elsewhere, including serving as a permanent lecturer for the Master's programme on sentencing, execution of penalties and penitentiary issues, organized jointly by the University of Bordeaux and University of Pau, Ecole Nationale de l'Administration Pénitentaire, France.

His coauthored books include "The Criminal Procedure Systems in Western Countries" (in Russian 2001, second edition 2002, translated into Georgian in 2007), where he wrote chapters on jury systems in England and France, "Les systèmes pénitentiaires dans le monde" (in French, 2 éd., Paris, 2011), "The Treaty of Criminal Procedure" (3 volumes, in Russian, 2006). He is author of books "Alternatives to Criminal Prosecution in Modern Law" (in Russian, 2002) and "Materials for Building the Comparative Criminal Procedure Law" (in Russian, 2009). In English, his most recent article includes "The Space for Legal Reform in Central Asia: Between Political Limits and Theoretical Deformations" (OSCE Yearbook 2010, translated into German in OSZE-Jahrbuch 2010).

Professor Golovko has served as an expert on legal issues for United Nations Office for Drug and Crime (UNODC), Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE (ODIHR OSCE), European Commission of the European Union (EU), Freedom House (US) and Penal Reform International (UK) in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. He has consulted with Working Groups responsible for drafting the new Criminal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and other legislation on criminal law, criminal procedure and judicial organization in Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and drafted expert legal opinions, conclusions, and analytical reports on the development of justice system in post-Soviet states. 

Sang Hoon Han

Professor of Law
College of Law
Yonsei University
Seoul, South Korea
Tel: +82-2-721-5225
Fax: +82-2-721-5229

Sang H. Han is a Professor of Law at Yonsei University of Korea.  He teaches and studies criminal law and procedure, and is interested in human rights law and jury trials in criminal cases. He works for the Presidential Committee on Judicial Reform as a member of the task force team for lay participation in criminal trials, pretrial detention reform, crime victims assistance reform, and martial court reform.  As a member of the Committee, he participated in preparation for several lay participation mock trials and played a role in drafting a Bill for Citizen Participation Act in Korea. He also writes articles about jury trials for Legal Times, a professional newsletter for lawyers.

Paula Hannaford-Agor, J.D.

Director, Center for Jury Studies
National Center for State Courts

300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA  23185
Tel: 757-259-1556
Fax: 757-564-2065

Paula L. Hannaford-Agor, Principal Court Research Consultant and director of the Center for Jury Studies, joined the Research Division of the National Center in May 1993.  Her areas of expertise include jury system management and trial procedure; civil litigation; and complex and mass tort litigation.  She has directed or been involved in numerous research studies on jury system management and jury trial procedure.  She has authored or contributed to numerous books and articles on the American jury including Jury Trial Innovations (2d ed. 2005), The Promise and Challenges of Jury System Technology (NCSC 2003), and Managing Notorious Trials (1998).  She is faculty for the ICM course Promise and Challenges of Jury System Technology. As adjunct faculty at William & Mary Law School, she teaches a seminar on the American jury.  Ms. Hannaford-Agor received the 2001 NCSC Staff Award for Excellence.  She received her law degree from William & Mary Law School, and a Masters degree in Public Policy from the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy of the College of William and Mary.

Edmundo Hendler

Consultant Professor and Judge
Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Avenida de los Inmigrantes 1950
3° piso, oficina 305
Buenos Aires (1104) Argentina
Tel: (5411) 4130-6104
Email :,,

Edmundo Hendler is Judge in a Court of Appeals of the Federal Judiciary in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also Consultant Full Professor in the School of Law of Buenos Aires University. He has written and lectured extensively on the subject of juries and lay participation in criminal trials. His theoretical interests encompass Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law and Comparative Law topics. For many years he has developed post-graduate courses and seminars about Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. His books include El Derecho Penal y Procesal Penal de los Estados Unidos (United States Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law); Justicia y Participación-El juicio por jurados en material penal (Justice and Participation-Trial by Jury in Criminal Matters.) [coauthored with Ricardo Cavallero]; Casos de Derecho Penal Comparado (Comparative Criminal Law Casebook) [coauthored with Hernán Gullco]; Las garantías penales y procesales. Enfoque histórico comparado (Right's Safeguards in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law, Historic and Comparative View) [as director and editor]; Sistemas procesales penales comparados (Comparative Criminal Justice Systems) [as director and editor]; El juicio por jurados. Significados, genealogías, incógnitas (Trial by jury, Meanings, Genealogies, Incognito), Buenos Aires, 2006; Las raíces arcaicas del Derecho Penal (Archaic roots of Criminal Law), Buenos, Aires, 2009. He was appointed in 2004 by the Argentina Minister of Justice as a member of a council for the implementation of jury trials.

Doctorate and Masters degree obtained from Buenos Aires University.

Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich

Michigan State University
School of Criminal Justice
506 Baker Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Tel: 517-355-2194
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Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich is associate professor in Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice.  She received an LLB from the University of Zagreb Law School, a PhD from the University of Delaware in Criminology and LLM and SJD degrees from Harvard Law School.  She has conducted substantial international and comparative research on policing and on Croatian mixed tribunals involving lay citizens as decision-makers. She is the author of Lay Participation in Criminal Trials and The Fallen Blue Knights and a co-editor of Contours of Police Integrity. She also co-authored Enhancing Policy Integrity.

John Jackson

Professor of Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Tel: +44(0)1159515723
Fax: +44(0)1159515696
Mobile: +44(0)7763940535

John Jackson is Professor of Comparative Criminal Law & Procedure at the School of Law in the University of Nottingham and is a qualified barrister. He was previously Dean of the School of Law at University College Dublin from 2008-2011 and before that he was Professor of Public Law at Queen's University Belfast from 1995 - 2008. He has also taught  at a number of other universities in the UK and has held visiting professorships at Hastings College of the Law, University of California and the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales. He was a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in 2007 - 2008.

His research interests lie in the areas of Criminal Evidence and Criminal Justice. He has a particular interest in  empirical and policy research and is the author of a number of books, articles and research reports in these areas including Judge without Jury: Diplock Trials within the Adversary System (Oxford University Press, 1995)(with Sean Doran), Solicitor Advocates in Scotland: The Impact of Clients (HMSO, 2000)(with G.  Hanlon), Legislating Against Silence (NIO, 2000)(with Martin Wolfe and Katie Quinn) and The Detention and Questioning of Young Persons by the Police in Northern Ireland  (2003)(with Katie Quinn). In recent years he has taken a comparative and international approach to evidence and criminal justice. He has published (with Barry Hancock), Standards for Prosecutions: An Analysis of the National Prosecuting Agencies in the United Kingdom (IAP, 2006) and in Ireland, New South Wales, The Netherlands and Denmark (2008).  His most recent book co-authored with Sarah Summers is The Internationalisation of Criminal Evidence: beyond the Common Law and Civil law Traditions (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Mar Jimeno-Bulnes

Professor of Procedure Law
Facultad de Derecho
Hospital del Rey s/n
E-09001 Burgos (Spain)
Tel: 34-947-258735
Fax: 34-947-258702

Mar Jimeno-Bulnes is Professor of Procedural Law at the University of Burgos. She holds a Ph.D. in Law by the University of Valladolid with the title "Preliminary rulings under art.177 TEC", which obtained national distinction by the Spanish Royal Ph.D. Academy and European funds by the Commission of European Communities to be edited (Ed.Bosch, Barcelona 1996). She is also post-graduated by the European Institute in Brussels and she has also made several visits as researcher or docent in other foreign institutes (Europa-Institut in Saarbrücken, Istituto Universitario Europeo in Florence) as well as in Anglo-Saxon and Latino-American universities (University of Texas at Austin, various universities in the United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, El Salvador and Nicaragua). She has several publications in Spanish and international reviews in matters of civil, criminal, social, constitutional and European process as well as various monographies. She has also obtained funding from national and regional governments on several occasions in relation to her main areas of research: the jury system and European judicial cooperation. She has been nominated as Temporary Judge in the Provincial Court of Burgos, acting in civil and criminal sections along ten years. She was also enrolled as Visiting Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law along academical year 2010/2011.

Anne Jolivet

PhD, Post-Doctoral Scholar
Centre Max Weber, Universit é Lumi ère Lyon 2, France
Instituto di filosofia e sociologia del diritto
Universit à degli Studi di
Milano, Italy
Tel: 0041 7621 47017
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Anne Jolivet received her Bachelor degree in sociology and a Master degree in sociology and anthropology at Université Lumière Lyon 2. She has a BA and a JD in criminal law at Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3. She obtained a PhD in sociology and anthropology at University Lumière Lyon 2 (France) and a PhD degree in philosophy of law at Milan University (Italy). The title of her doctoral dissertation was: "The jury system in France and Italy: a socio-anthropological study of lay participation".

Her research interests lie in the area of lay participation, and more specifically through a comparative approach between countries, as well as in criminal justice, the ethnographic method and the study of legal culture.

She was a visiting scholar at Cornell Law School in April 2013, collaborating with Valerie Hans on her research activities and classes. Following their collaboration, "Rethinking the judge's role in mixed courts" will be published in Research Handbook in comparative law and economics, T. Eiseinberg, G. Ramello (ed.) in 2014.

Her recent publications on jury issues include: "Les jurés face aux émotions du procès criminel: regards croisés France-Italie", Les Cahiers de la Justice, 1, 2014; "D'un rituel judiciaire à l'autre: une comparaison des prétoires français et italien", Cahiers de l'ISCJ, 2014; "Le jury populaire est-il encore une institution démocratique "utile"?", Filosofia dei diritti umani, 35, 2013.

Hiroshi Kawatsu

Staff Attorney
Research Office for Judicial Reform
Japan Federation of Bar Associations
1-1-3 Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo  100-0013, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3580-9813
Fax: +81-3-3580-9814

Hiroshi Kawatsu is a Staff Attorney, Research Office for Judicial Reform, Japan Federation of Bar Associations and a partner in the Kasumigaseki-sogo Law Office. He has been working on research and legal issues relating to the introduction of the mixed jury system in Japan in 2009.  He has written a number of articles about the Japanese mixed jury and spoke at the 2005 Law and Society Association Conference on the mixed jury.  He received a law degree from Waseda University School of Law in 1995.

Sangjoon Kim

Daejeon High Court
Daejeon, South Korea
Tel: 82-11-9037-6239

Sangjoon Kim is a judge on the Supreme Court in Seoul, Korea.  He is deeply interested in the planning process for introducing lay participation in Korea and spoke at the 2005 Law and Society Association Conference about this change.  In 2003, Judge Kim wrote a book entitled  "A Study on American Jury System", the main focus of which was on the reform efforts for American juries from the law and psychology perspective.

Judge Kim has researched worldwide lay participation systems and initated a campaign for introducing a jury trial system in Korea. He also polled the public with the financial support of Korean Supreme Court, and got quite favorable responses from the public. From the recent public opinion polls, over 80% of respondents strongly support introducing the lay participation system in the Korean judicial process, and willingly showing sincere dedication for participating in the procedure notwithstanding their own personal hardships and expenses. At first glance, many judicial members were skeptical to the new suggestions, but now Judge Kim and his colleagues are quite successfully able to change their mindsets into more optimistic ones. In March 2004, a public hearing held by the Korean Judicial Reform Committee revealed that absolute majorities including judges, lawyers, professors, and civic activists participating in the hearing were strong proponents for the jury trials. With Judge Kim and his colleagues' sincere efforts and after tedious debates, the final Bill on Public Participation in Judicial Process was submitted to National Assembly and was passed in 2007. Judge Kim continues to devote himself to researching what is the most appropriate lay participation system in Korean socio-cultural background and legal traditions and to make a practical contribution to improve the Korean system for rest of his career.

As a member of the Korean Law and Psychology Association and as a founding member of Law and Psychology Forum, Judge Kim has a deep interest in explaining legal phenomena with human behavioral scientific tools and psychological research results. Now with the joint efforts with Korean prominent psychologists and legal professionals, he is engaged with or planning for several positive research agendas on topics such as capital punishment, eyewitness testimony, investigative and judicial treatment for sexually abused child victim, risk assessment for recurring offenders, mental disorder, lie detecting, statement validity analysis, human decision making process, courtroom psychology, therapeutic jurisprudence, public confidence and trust in legal system, and analysis of dispute origin.

Nikolai Kovalev

Assistant Professor
Department of Criminology
Wilfrid Laurier University
131 Grand River Hall
171 Colborne Street
Brantford, ON
N3T 6C9
Tel: 519-756-8228 Ext. 5775

Nikolai Kovalev is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Law & Society at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. He received an LL.B. from West Kazakhstan State University, an LL.M from Maurer School of Law of Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Law from Queen's University of Belfast. Prior to joining the faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University, he completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Munk Centre for International Studies of the University of Toronto. Nikolai's research interests are focused on comparative analysis of lay adjudication systems in different countries and in particular common law jury systems and mixed courts. Other research projects include study of jury bias in neo-Nazi skinhead trials and lay adjudication in military justice. He has served as an expert on comparative criminal justice and law reform for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), American Bar Association/Rule of Law Initiative (ABA/ROLI) and U.S. Department of Justice. In particular, he has completed assessments of five draft laws on jury and lay assessors for Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic and draft Criminal Procedure Code of Tajikistan.

Daniel A. Krauss

Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Tel: 909-607-8504
Fax: 909-621-8419 Email:

Professor Krauss completed a joint degree program in psychology and law at the University of Arizona, receiving his J.D. and then his Ph.D. in clinical psychology and psychology, policy, and law. He is a full professor in psychology at Claremont McKenna College. Professor Krauss' research and scholarship primarily focuses on the intersection of law and clinical psychology, and he has published a large number of research articles and book chapters relating to clinical psychological evaluations for the courts, legal and psychological expertise, evidentiary admissibility standards, and juries' ability to process complex expert testimony in their decision-making. He is the co-author of the recently published textbook Forensic and legal psychology (Worth, 2012), he has co-edited 3 books (Jury Psychology: Social Aspects of the Trial Process. Vol I.; Psychological Expertise in Court. Vol II. (Ashgate, 2009); Expert testimony for the courts (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007)), and is the co-editor of the Law and Public Policy: Psychology and the Social Sciences book series by the American Psychological Association (APA) Press. Professor Krauss is licensed to practice law in Arizona, is a member of the United States Supreme Court bar, and has served as the United States Supreme Court Fellow to the U.S. Sentencing Commission (2003). He is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California, and a diplomate in forensic psychology, board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology. In 2010, he was awarded the Early Career Research Award by the Western Psychological Association.

Stephen Landsman

Robert A. Clifford Chair in Tort Law and Social Policy
College of Law
DePaul University
733 OM, 25 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL  60604
Tel: 312-362-6647
Fax: 312-362-5448

Stephan Landsman is a nationally recognized expert on the civil jury system and, through his ongoing study of the American jury, has become a leader in applying social science methods to legal problems.  He is a sought-after speaker at professional conferences and symposia, and among his recent writings are empirical and historical pieces regarding the jury, as well as an examination of legal responses to human rights abuses.  He is presently at work on a book about a series of famous Holocaust trials.  He has successfully advocated in the Supreme Court of the United States, and is a member of the leadership of the American Bar Association Litigation Section.  He received his BA from Kenyon College and JD from Harvard University.

Richard O. Lempert

Eric Stein Distinguished University
Professor of Law and Sociology
University of Michigan
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1215
Tel: 734-763-0957
Fax: 734-763-9375
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Richard O. Lempert is the Eric Stein Distinguished University Professor of Law and Sociology. The recipient of the Law & Society Association's Harry Kalven Jr. Prize for outstanding socio-legal scholarship and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Lempert's interest in applying social science research to legal issues is reflected in his work on juries, capital punishment, affirmative action, dispute processing and the use of statistical and social science evidence by courts. His innovative book, A Modern Approach to Evidence, pioneered the problem-oriented approach to evidence. Originally published in 1977, it is in its third edition (with Sam Gross and James Liebman as coauthors) and continues to hold its place as a leading coursebook on evidence.

Lempert is also the author (with Joseph Sanders) of An Invitation to Law and Social Science, and co-editor of Under the Influence? Drugs and the American Work Force. He has written about the jury off and on for almost 30 years, including work on jury size, peremptory challenges and the spread of the jury to countries like Japan.  Professor Lempert is a graduate of  Oberlin College, the University of Michigan Law School, and holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan. He has chaired the Sociology Department at the University of Michigan and  was the founding director of the University's Life Sciences, Values, and Society Program (LSVSP).

Stefan Machura

Senior Lecturer
School of Social Sciences
University of Wales, Bangor
Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG
United Kingdom
Tel: 0044-1248-38-2214

Stefan Machura studied lay participation in Germany and Russia including juvenile court, administrative court and criminal court. His further research crosses the boundaries between sociology of law, political science and public management. Recent publications also include books on popular legal culture and war movies. Stefan Machura is a committee member of the Sociology of Law Section of the German Sociological Association and editor of the German journal on sociology of law "Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie". His latest articles on lay participations are: Machura, Stefan (2011). Silent Lay Judges - Why Their Influence in the Community Falls Short of Expectations. Chicago-Kent Law Review, 86, 769-788; and an overview on lay judges in European Union countries' civil courts: Machura, Stefan (2011). Laienrichter in der Zivilgerichtsbarkeit. Richter ohne Robe, 23, 87-90 (Lay Judges in Civil Courts).

Evelyn Maeder

Assistant Professor
Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Department of Psychology
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
Tel: 613-520-2600 ext. 2421

Evelyn Maeder is an assistant professor in the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University, and is cross-appointed to the Department of Psychology. She received a B.A.Hons from the University of Regina, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and an M.L.S. (Master's of Legal Studies) from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Her work examines the influence of extra-legal information on mock juror decision-making in Canada, with an emphasis on race and gender. She also investigates juror decisions and attitudes in Not Criminally Responsible on account of Mental Disorder (NCRMD) trials.

Nancy S. Marder

Professor of Law
Chicago – Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL  60661-3691
Tel: 312-906-5136

Nancy S. Marder is a Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is a graduate of Yale College, Cambridge University, and Yale Law School, where she was an Articles Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Professor Marder has clerked at every level of the United States federal court system, including a two-year clerkship with Justice John Paul Stevens at the U.S. Supreme Court, and one-year clerkships with Judge William A. Norris at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Leonard B. Sand in the Southern District of New York. Professor Marder has written numerous articles on the jury that have appeared in law reviews such as Northwestern University Law Review, Texas Law Review, Iowa Law Review, and Southern California Law Review.  Recently, she has published a book entitled The Jury Process (Foundation Press, 2005). She has presented her work on the jury at many conferences and symposia both in this country and abroad and regularly teaches a law school course on the jury entitled "Juries, Judges & Trials."

Judge Gregory E. Mize

Judicial Fellow
National Center for State Courts
111 2nd Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
Mobile: 202-607-6111

Judge Mize is currently a Judicial Fellow at the National Center for State Courts. In that capacity, he is guiding a National Jury Program designed to help state courts around the country improve their jury trial systems. He is co-author and research director of the State of the States Survey – the first-ever national study of how jury trials are managed and conducted in federal and state trial courts.

He was appointed to the trial bench by President George H.W. Bush. Thereafter, from 1990 to 2002, he presided over hundreds of civil and criminal jury trials in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. In 1997-1998, Judge Mize co-chaired the D.C. Jury Project, resulting in issuance of “Juries for the Year 2000 and Beyond” containing proposals to improve jury practices in the Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

His writings include “On Better Jury Selection – Spotting UFO Jurors Before They Enter the Jury Room,” Court Review, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Spring 1999) and “Be Cautious of the Quiet Ones,” Voir Dire, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Summer 2003).

He is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Before joining the trial bench, Judge Mize was first a trial lawyer and then General Counsel to the District of Columbia City Council.

Anna Offit

Doctoral candidate and Lawyer
Princeton University
116 Aaron Burr Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
Tel: 917-359-8206

Anna Offit is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Princeton University. She received an MPhil in Social Anthropological Analysis from the University of Cambridge in 2009, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2012 after which she was admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bar. As a law student, she was Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and served as a law clerk for the Department of Justice’s Office for Civil Rights. Anna’s dissertation project will examine lay participation in the legal systems of the United States and Europe.

Jaihyun Park

Associate Professor of Psychology
Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue, Box B-8215
New York, NY 10010
Tel: 646-312-3806

Jaihyun Park is an associate professor in the psychology department at Baruch College. He has conducted research on how jurors make legal decisions in criminal and civil cases. He is particularly interested in how legal and extralegal factors affect jurors’ legal judgments. He became interested in the jury system newly introduced in South Korea and conducted an empirical study with his Korean colleagues to examine jury competence as indicated by judge-jury agreement in actual jury trials. He has recently published a book in Korea, The jury system and legal psychology (2010). As a social psychologist, he is also interested in stereotyping and prejudice, implicit bias, and social judgment.

Kwangbai Park

Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Chungbuk National University
Mt. 48 Gaeshin-dong, Cheongju City
Chungbuk, South Korea
Tel: +82 43 261 2195
Fax: +82 43 271 1713

Kwangbai Park is a professor of psychology at Chungbuk National University in South Korea.  He majored in Psychometrics in his doctorate training at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is deeply involved in research studies pertaining to the anticipated introduction of lay participation in Korea, and spoke at the 2005 Law and Society Association Meeting about a Korean mock jury trial that was conducted.

Steven D. Penrod

Distinguished Professor of Forensic Psychology
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City University of New York
Department of Psychology – 2131N
445 W. 59th Street, New York, NY  10019-1199
Tel: 212-237-8877
Mobile: 917-653-4425

Steven Penrod, J.D. (Harvard-1974), Ph.D. (Harvard-1979) is a Distinguished Professor of Forensic Psychology at John Jay College/CUNY and was formerly professor of psychology at Wisconsin, professor of law at Minnesota and director of the J.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Nebraska. His research on juries spans more than twenty-five years--during which time he has had nearly continuous research support from the Law and Social Sciences Division of NSF. His research has examined the effects of pretrial publicity on juries; jury decisionmaking in death penalty cases; juror notetaking and questions; jury evaluation of eyewitness evidence; jury size and decision rules; voir dire effectiveness; the impact of trial complexity on juries and the impact of joinder of criminal charges on juries. Penrod is past-president of the American Psychology-Law Society; recent co-editor of Psychology, Crime and Law and past editor of Psychology, Public Policy and Law.

Christoph Rennig

Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main
Zeil 42
D-60313 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: ++49 69 1367 8481
Fax: ++49 69 1367 3420
Email: (office) (home)

Christoph Rennig is both a lawyer and a psychologist, and presently a judge at the Frankfurt am Main High Court of Appeals where he is a member of the senate for private insurance law. In 1991 he became Dr. iur. (JD), University of Marburg (Germany). He was 1985 to 1991 lecturer and research assistant in criminal law, criminal procedure, and criminology at the University of Marburg; 1991 to 1992 public prosecutor in the Federal State of Hesse (Germany); 1992 to 1995 official at the German Federal Ministry of Justice - Department of Empirical Legal Research -; 1995 visiting professor at United Nations´ Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI), Tokyo; 1995 to 2003 judge at the Amtsgericht (local court) in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) working both as a civil judge as well as a presiding judge of a Schoeffengericht, which is a mixed tribunal in criminal cases. Christoph Rennig is an expert for the United Nations´ Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI), Tokyo, and for the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe´s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), Warsaw, in criminal justice and in democratization matters. He advised the Japan Federation of Bar Associations on the preferable model of lay participation in criminal trials that Japan might choose, and gave his expert opinion as to the introduction of lay participation in criminal trials in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Among his publications on lay participation are Entscheidungsfindung durch Schoeffen und Berufsrichter in rechtlicher und psychologischer Sicht [Decision Making by Honorary and Professional Judges in Legal and Psychological Perspective] (Marburg 1992); Influence of Lay Assessors and Giving Reasons for the Judgement in German Mixed Courts, in: Revue Internationale de Droit Pénal, 72 (2001), p. 481 – 494 (; Saiban-in System Considered from the Global Standard – Resumée Based on German Law, in: Japan Federation of Bar Associations (ed.): The 20th Judicial Symposium International Conference “Saiban-in System: A Global Perspective”, Tokyo 2003, p. 105 – 123; Uchastie grazhdan v ugolovnom sudoproizvodstve: opyt Germanii (Lay Participation in Criminal Trials: Experiences in Germany), in: Iorist 2004, p. 21 – 24. At the 2012 LSA Conference Christoph Rennig participated at the roundtable “The Role of Professionals in Lay Tribunals” and was discussant at the session “New Developments in Japan´s Saiban-in System”.

Mary R. Rose, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology and Law
Department of Sociology
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station, A1700
Austin, TX 78712-1088
Tel: 512-232-6336
Fax: 512-471-1748

Mary Rose received an A.B. in Psychology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Duke University. Formerly a research fellow at the American Bar Foundation, she is currently an associate professor of sociology and law at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches courses on social science and law as well as social psychology and research methods. Her research examines lay participation in the legal system and perceptions of justice, and she has written on a variety of topics including the effects of jury selection practices on jury representativeness and citizens'? views of justice, jury trial innovations, civil damage awards, and public views of fairness in sentencing. She is also an investigator on the landmark study of decision making among 50 deliberating juries from Pima County, Arizona. She serves on the editorial boards of Law & Social Inquiry, Law & Society Review and is former trustee of the Law & Society Association. In 2005, her research on the peremptory challenge was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Miller-el v. Dretke (Breyer, J., concurring).

Regina Schuller

Professor and Graduate Director of Psychology
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M3J 1P3
Tel: 416-736-2100 x66226

Regina Schuller is Graduate Program Director and Professor of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada. She received her BSc from the University of Toronto and her MA and PhD in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.Prior to joining the faculty at York, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Law and Social Sciences Program at the University of Northwestern in Chicago. She conducts empirical research on jury decision processes, particularly in cases involving violence against women (battered women who kill, sexual assault).  For instance, she has investigated the way in which the content and focus of expert testimony pertaining to battered women influences its impact on the jurors’ decisions. Her research has also examined the impact of judicial limiting instructions and hearsay evidence (whether conveyed via expert or non-expert witnesses) on juror’ decisions. As well, she has explored the way in which gender-biased beliefs regarding dating, sexuality, and normative drinking practices interact to influence people’s evaluations of sexual assault. Some of her more recent work is beginning to explore the impact of racial bias on jurors’ decisions and the viability of the challenge for cause (i.e., the Canadian equivalent of the voir dire) for reducing racial bias on decision making. She is co-editor, with James Ogloff, of Introduction to Psychology and Law: Canadian Perspectives and serves on the editorial boards of Law and Human Behavior and Psychology, Public Policy and Law.

Stephen C. Thaman

Professor of Law
St. Louis University
3700 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63108
Tel: 314-977-3306
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B.A. (1968), M.A. (1969), J.D. (1975). University of California, Berkeley. Dr. iur. University of Freiburg, Germany (1992).  Professor Thaman was an Assistant Public Defender in California from 1976-1987, having defended around 60 jury trials, from misdemeanors to death penalty cases. He was a Fulbright scholar at the Free University of Berlin from 1987-1988 and was an attorney-trainee at the European Commission of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France in 1988.  From 1991-1992 he was a senior fellow at the International Institute for Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences in Siracusa, Italy and from 1992-1995 he worked in Moscow, Russia, as an IREX fellow at the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences and later as liaison for the ABA Central and Eastern European Law Initiative.  He is Professor of Law at Saint Louis University since 1995 where he teaches criminal law and procedure, comparative law and comparative criminal procedure.  He has taught seminars in comparative lay participation.  He is Co-Director of Saint Louis University’s Center for International and Comparative Law and Director of the Summer Law Program in Madrid, Spain and is fluent and has lectured and taught in his native English, as well as German, Russian, Spanish, French and Italian.  He has written authoritative studies of the new jury systems in Russia and Spain  and has written about other aspects of criminal justice reform in Russia. His latest articles are on Miranda in Comparative Law, a comparison of the American and European approaches to interrogation of criminal suspects and new systems of lay participation in Venezuela and Japan.  He has written articles for German, Spanish, Russian and French journals and Festschriften about important issues in U.S. Criminal Law and Procedure and comparative criminal procedure. His U.S. Country Study on New Legal Initiatives in the Substantive and Procedural Law in the Fight Against Organized Crime was published in 2001 by the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany.  He has lectured in 25 countries on five continents about U.S. and comparative criminal law and procedure.  His book "Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Casebook Approach" was published in May, 2002 by Carolina Academic Press. It includes high court case law from England, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and the European Court of Human Rights (translations and all commentary by the author) in chapters dedicated to the preliminary investigation, search, seizure and wiretapping, interrogations, exclusionary rules, right to confrontation and use of written evidence, presumption of innocence, the division of competence between professional and lay judges in deciding questions of law, fact, guilt and sentence, and alternative, expedited, abbreviated and consensual criminal procedures.  Professor Thaman has consulted with Working Groups responsible for drafting the 2001 Russian Code of Criminal Procedure, and contributed to the drafting of amendments to existing codes and the drafting of new codes of criminal procedure in Latvia, Georgia, Kakazhstan and Kyrgyzstan.  He has written a draft chapter on jury trial for the Republic of Georgia. He is also an Expert for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Criminal Justice matters.  In December 2001, Professor Thaman also spoke to the Japan Federation of Bar Associations in Tokyo related to the form of mixed court Japan should choose in its judicial reform. He taught comparative and U.S. criminal procedure as a visiting professor in Japan in 2001,  Nicaragua in 2003 (in Spanish), France in 2004 (in French) and in Siberia in 2004 and Bologna, Italy in 2005 (in Italian).

Neil Vidmar

Russell M. Robinson II Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology
Duke University Law School
Room 3183, Box 90360, Durham, NC 27708-0360
Tel: 919-613-7090
Fax: 919-613-7231
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Neil Vidmar is Russell M. Robinson II Professor of Law. He received his BA from MacMurray College in 1962, and his MA (1965) and PhD (1967) in Psychology from the University of Illinios.  He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1967, where he conducted research and taught in traditional areas of social psychology. He joined the Duke University law faculty in 1989.  He also holds a cross-appointment with the Department of Psychology at Duke.  In 1996 he was awarded the distinguished professorship in law.

Professor Vidmar's scholarly research involves the empirical study of law and spans a broad spectrum of topics in civil and criminal law.  He has written numerous articles on criminal and civil juries and is co-author, with Valerie Hans, of Judging the Jury (1986), and American Juries (2007). In 1995 he published Medical Malpractice and the American Jury: Confronting the Myths About Jury Incompetence, Deep Pockets and Outrageous Damage Awards, a book that explores the process of how malpractice litigation develops as well as its outcomes.  Another book, World Jury Systems (2000), examines over 50 contemporary jury systems from a comparative law perspective. A jury project, supported by the National Science Foundation, the State Justice Institute and the American Bar Foundation, involved unprecedented access to the videotaped deliberations of 50 civil juries from the state of Arizona.  He has served as a consultant to scientific and government organizations in the US and Canada. Additionally, he has been a consultant and expert witness in the US, Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand on matters relating to the jury and on tort reform in the United States.

Richard Vogler

Senior Lecturer in Law
Sussex Law School
Essex House
University of Sussex
Brighton  BN1 9SJ
UKTel: 01273 678839
Fax: 01273 620370

Richard Vogler is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex in England where he teaches comparative criminal justice and criminology. He worked for ten years as a defence advocate in England before completing his doctoral research at the University of Cambridge on the lay magistracy. He has been a specialist adviser on comparative criminal justice for the BCCI / Justice Committee onCriminal Procedure chaired by Lord Phillips, the Legal Action/Justice Committee on Lord Justice Auld’s Report, the Max Planck Project on Latin American Policing, the Beijing Research Centre for JudicialReform, the British Council, and for the Government of Georgia in its criminal justice reform programme. He has published in the areas of lay participation, comparative criminal justice and policing andmost recently a history of global criminal justice reform A World View of Criminal Justice (2005).

Matthew J. Wilson

Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
University of Wyoming College of Law
1000 E. University, Dept 3035
Laramie, WY 82071
Tel: 307-766-6439
Mobile: 307-460-1157

Having joined the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2009, Matthew J. Wilson currently serves as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law. From 2003-2009, Dean Wilson served as Senior Associate Dean and General Counsel of Temple University's 3,000 student campus in Tokyo, Japan. In these capacities, Dean Wilson oversaw academic, administrative, and legal matters related to all undergraduate, graduate, professional, and non-degree programs. In guiding and teaching law students, Dean Wilson draws upon nearly 25 years of international experience in legal, business, and educational matters in the United  States, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He also has practiced law at Akerman Senterfitt P.A., a major Florida-based law firm, and as former general counsel for a telecommunications/Internet firm.  As legal counsel to domestic and multinational corporations, Dean Wilson's legal activities have encompassed complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation and transactions, cyberspace law, employment law, as well as general corporate matters. He also has extensive business experience working in Japan with a large electronics manufacturer, hydrological and meteorological instruments maker, and a multinational medical devices company.

Dean Wilson specializes in Japanese law, Asian law, comparative law, international business law, international dispute resolution, litigation, and intellectual property.  His scholarship focuses on lay participation in Asian legal systems, international litigation, legal education in Asia, and Japanese law.  He speaks frequently in the United States and Asia on transnational and domestic legal matters. He has appeared on primetime network television in Asia as a legal expert on several occasions. He has also guest lectured about the practice of international law approximately 300 times at over 120 U.S. law schools. From 2004-2009, Dean Wilson also served as an active advisor to the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (Nichibenren) regarding the implementation of jury trials in Japan. Dean Wilson also has an ongoing appointment as a Distinguished International Scholar from Kyung Hee University Law School in Seoul, Korea.