This introduction to the special jury issue of Saint Louis University’s Public Law Review briefly discusses the Conference “Lay Participation in the Criminal Trial in the Twenty-First Century,” in which all of the contributors to this issue participated. The conference took place at the International Institute for Higher Studies in the Criminal Sciences in Siracusa, Italy from May 25-29, 1999. It also discusses select papers and perspectives on the American jury system published in this issue of the journal.
Thaman, Stephen C., The Jury's Role in Administering Justice in the U.S. Introduction to Saint Louis Public Law Review Jury Issue (2002). St. Louis University Public Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2002.