With mythic origins in Magna Carta, a history intimately connected with struggles for liberty, cornerstone of constitutions of the states and United States of America, the American jury was once the bulwark of our liberty and the foundation of our law. Our class will engage the jury as history and practice. We will find it sick, institutionally speaking, weakened by racism wrapped in legalism, and urgently in need of competent legal representation, which we will seek to provide. Eclectic readings, audio-visual assignments, group work, supervised paper.
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