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List of illustrations Introduction 1. Why use lay jurors? The ancient and medieval world 2. Reasons for lay jurors in early modern and modern societies 3. Jury nullification 4. Who serves as a juror? 5. The scope and structure of the jury 6. The limitations of lay jurors 7. Jury control and avoidance 8. The Future of the Jury References Further reading Index

About the Author

Renee Lettow Lerner is the Donald Phillip Rothschild Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. After graduating from Yale Law School, she was a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. From 2003 to 2005, she served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. She was a witness in a murder case in Paris, France, before a mixed panel of professional judges and lay jurors. Lerner is the author of History of the Common Law: The Development of Anglo-American Legal Institutions (2009).

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