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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
CV at:

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.

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 justice administration.

Her writing has encompassed topics such as 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, Los Angeles.

Shari Seidman Diamond

Howard J. Trienens Professor of Law
Northwestern University Law School
357 E. 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.

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: 416-995-4701
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" (2011) Drake Law Review (in press as part of the Spring 2011 Volume) and "Initiating Dialogue About Jury Comprehension of Legal Concepts: Can the 'Stagnant Pool' Be Revitalized?" (2010) 35 Queen's Law Journal 625.

Judith Fordham

Centre for Forensic Science
University of Western Australia
M420, 35 Stirling Highway
Crawley 6009, Australia
Mobile: +61 (0)411 648 684
Skype: jfordham27

Judith Fordham is a senior barrister (trial lawyer) who has practiced mainly in criminal law for almost 20 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.

Judith is in the final stages of a research project on jurors, juries and expert evidence, and has just commenced 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". Her brief at Murdoch is to is design a course (commencing 2007) to teach lawyers the fundamentals of the scientific method and forensic science.

She is (in her spare time) a Vice President of the Criminal Lawyers Association of Western Australia (WA), Vice President, immediate Past President of the Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (WA), member of the Council of the Law Society of WA, and a board member of Outcare (a prisoner support and rehabilitation organization).

Aside from her academic writing, Judith has just signed with New Holland Press to write a book for the popular market with the working title "A Life of Crime".

Masahiro Fujita

Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Policy Studies
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Roppongi 7-22-1, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-8677 Japan
Tel: 81 3 6439 6000
Fax: 81 3 6439 6010

Masahiro Fujita is Assistant Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo. He received a 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 decided to introduce a lay participation system to its criminal trial procedure by 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 participates in committees on lay participation at the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. Those activities reflect his interest for policies related to the judicial system.

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 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). 

Sang Hoon Han

Professor of Law
College of Law
Yonsei University
Seoul, 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

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.

Mar Jimeno-Bulnes Associate Professor of Law
University of Burgos
Area de Derecho Procesal
Facultad de Derecho
Hospital de. Rey s/n
09001 Burgos, Spain
Tel: 34-347-258735

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. 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.  At the moment she is nominated as Temporary Judge in the Provincial Court of Burgos, acting in civil and criminal sections.

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 Judge
Daejeon High Court
Daejeon, 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. However there still exist so many obstacles to overcome. In this regard, Judge Kim will 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 foundation 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
Wilfrid Laurier University
Criminology and Law & Society
73 George Street
Brantford, ON N3T 2Y3
Office: JH 107
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.

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
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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
(On Leave 2006-2008 at:
2433 13th Court North
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel and Fax: 703-516-0371
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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 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".

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."

Kwang B. Park Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Chungbuk National University
48 Gaeshin-dong, Cheongju City
Chungbuk, South Korea
Tel: 431 261-2195
Fax: 431 271-1713

Kwang B. Park is an associate 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 recently 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 current editor of Psychology, Public Policy and Law.

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 in 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 a 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 on Criminal 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 Judicial Reform, 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 and most recently a history of global criminal justice reform A World View of Criminal Justice (2005).

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).

Judge Gregory E. Mize (Ret.) Judicial Fellow
National Center for State Courts
2425 Wilson Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: 703-841-6932
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 recently published 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 University of Virginia Law School.

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

John Jackson Dean and Professor of Criminal Law
University College Dublin
Roebuck Castle
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: 353-1-7167777

John Jackson is Dean and Professor of UCD School of Law, University College Dublin and a barrister-at-law. He has previously been Dean and Head of School at Queen's University Belfast and was Director of the School's Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice from 1999 - 2006.  His research interests lie in the fields of evidence, comparative criminal procedure and human rights.  He has conducted empirical studies into judge alone Diplock trials and jury trials in Northern Ireland, police questioning and the curtailment of the right of silence and the role of the public prosecutor in the United Kingdom jurisdictions, Ireland, New South Wales, The Netherlands and Denmark.

His books include Judge without Jury; Diplock Trials in the Adversary System (1995, co-authored with Sean Doran),  Legislating Against Silence (2000, co-authored with M Wolfe and K Quinn), Standards for Prosecutors: An Analysis of the UK Prosecuting Agencies (2006) and Standards for Prosecutors: An Analysis of the Prosecuting Agencies in Ireland, New South Wales, The Netherlands and Denmark (2008, co-authored with Barry Hancock) and Crime, Procedure and Evidence in Comparative and International Context (2008, co-edited with M Langer and P Tillers).

Other publications include "The Effect of Human Rights on Criminal Evidentiary Processes: Towards, Convergence, Divergence or Realignment" (2005) 68 Modern Law Review 737 – 764; "The Ethical Implications of the Enhanced Role of the Public Prosecutor" (2006) 9 Journal of Legal Ethics 35 – 55; "Of Rights and Roles: Police Interviews with Young Suspects in Northern Ireland" (2006) British Journal of Criminology 234 – 255. (with K. Quinn); "Lay Adjudication and Human Rights in Europe" (2006) Columbia Journal of European Law 83 – 123. (with N. Kovalev); "Finding the Best Epistemic Fit for International Criminal Tribunals' (2009) 7 Journal of International Criminal Justice, 17-39; "Many Years On in Northern Ireland: The Diplock Legacy" (2009) 60 Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 213-229; "Reconceptualising the Right of Silence as an Effective Fair Trial Standard" (2009) 58 International and Comparative Legal Quarterly 835-861.