Juries – Research and Teaching

A free online conference from Temple Law

January 14, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Temple University Beasley School of Law will host its third free online advocacy training conference on Thursday, January 14 from 6-8 p.m. The topic will be juries – what the best research shows about jury dynamics and decision-making and how to teach jury dynamics and decision-making in a JD or LL.M. advocacy program. The program will be held on Zoom.

Program Schedule

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
A conversation with Professor Margaret Bull Kovera on research trends in jury dynamics and jury decision-making, with time for audience questions. Professor Kovera is a nationally acclaimed Professor of Psychology.For over twenty years, she has had continuous funding (over $2 million) from the National Science Foundation for her research on eyewitness identification, jury decision-making, and scientific evidence. She is the editor of THE PSYCHOLOGY OF JURIES, winner of the American Psychology-Law Society Book Award in 2018.

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Professor Melissa Gomez, a nationally regarded jury consultant and NITA author and regular lecturer in Temple’s LL.M. program, brings her own research and perspective to the conversation. Professor Gomez is the author of Jury Trials Outside In: Leveraging Psychology From Discovery to Decision.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Presentations by advocacy faculty nationally on whether and how they teach about juries. This session will be led by Professor Marian Braccia, Director of the Temple LL.M. in Trial Advocacy program.

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