Hans, Valerie: 2012-2013 Small Grant


Valerie Hans (Cornell Law School)

Project Title: 
International Collaborative Empirical Research on Juries and Other Lay Participation Systems
Project Abstract: 
This grant will provide funding for a new initiative focusing on international collaborative empirical research on juries and other lay participation systems. The proposal includes observation of new jury systems and exploration of the potential for research collaboration during research trips to Japan, Korea and Spain. In turn, these observations and outreach efforts will support an application for external funding for collaborative empirical research on world jury systems. In addition, this research will benefit teaching on juries at Cornell by facilitating discussion on emerging developments in other countries and incorporating observations of court proceedings and discussions with judges and lawyers in those countries.