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Event Name Webinar: Jury diversity and its role in promoting confidence in the court system
Start Date May 25, 2022 1:00 PM
End Date May 25, 2022 2:30 PM
Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes

blueprint logoOver 50 years ago, former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall observed, “When any large and identifiable segment of the community is excluded from jury service… its exclusion deprives the jury of a perspective on human events that may have unsuspected importance in any case that may be presented.”  Join us for a conversation about jury diversity.  We will review behavioral science research on how a group’s composition affects its dynamics and performance, and will discuss the ways in which jury diversity adds to the deliberative process and bolsters confidence in our court system.


  • Prof. Samuel Sommers, Chair Department of Psychology, Tufts University
  • Prof. Valarie Hans, Charles F. Rechlin Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
  • William Snowden, Founder, The Juror Project

Moderator: Monica Milton, Public Defense Counsel, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

This webinar series is presented by the Blueprint for Racial Justice Systemic Change Work Group.

Register today.