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The Georgia Jury and Negligence: The View from the Trenches

By Jr. R. Perry Sentell

Abstract

This is the third part of a project devoted to analyzing the Georgia negligence jury. The project employed as its original point of departure the extensive Chicago Jury Study of the 1960s, directed by Chicago Law Professor Harry Kalven, Jr. That Study\u27s immortality derives principally from its famous first premise: Meaningful evaluation of the jury system must originate from within the system itself. That premise propelled Professor Kalven through a massive national survey of trial judges. The judges\u27 responses, under Kalven\u27s insightful analysis, yielded an unprecedented profile of the American jury. In foundational fashion, those responses indelibly etched into legal posterity the trial bench\u27s perceptions of the jury\u27s essence. In both reach and substance, the Chicago Study remained unsurpassed, indeed unmatched

Topics: Torts/Personal Injury, Courts, Judges, Litigation
Publisher: Digital Commons @ Georgia Law
Year: 1993
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.law.uga.edu:fac_artchop-1147
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