Jury trials are rare, yet they are often thought of as the backbone of the nation’s justice system. In addition, they are one of the most critical and meaningful ways for the public to engage in the American judicial system.
On November 14th, in conjunction with the Moakley Courthouse, Discovering Justice will be hosting Trial By Jury: Does the American Jury System Bring Us Justice?
The panel, moderated by Discovering Justice Executive Director Matt Wilson will highlight multiple perspectives on the topic, including the strengths and challenges of the nation’s jury system. Panelists will include:
- Honorable William G. Young, Federal District Court Judge,
- Dehlia Umunna, Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (HLS), and the Faculty Deputy Director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI)
- Other speakers will be added to the panel
Discovering Justice’s Courthouse Events create civic spaces to discuss current world issues. This panel will be the first of three events over the year. Last year the collaboration between Discovering Justice and the District Court hosted timely discussions on Media and the Courts during COVID and Beyond, Restorative Justice, and the Art of Courtroom Illustrations.