Revisiting the Unanimity Requirement: The Behavior of the Non-Unanimous Civil Jury

43 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2005 Last revised: 20 Dec 2012

Date Written: December 19, 2012

Abstract

Legal scholarship in the 21st century reflects a growing interest in behavioral research on law and legal institutions. In this Essay, we turn to behavioral research on the jury and use a unique set of real jury deliberations to raise serious questions about the trend toward dispensing with the unanimity requirement in civil jury trials.

Suggested Citation

Seidman Diamond, Shari and Rose, Mary R. and Murphy, Beth, Revisiting the Unanimity Requirement: The Behavior of the Non-Unanimous Civil Jury (December 19, 2012). Northwestern University Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=825125

Shari Seidman Diamond (Contact Author)

Northwestern University, School of Law & American Bar Foundation ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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312-503-2040 (Phone)

Mary R. Rose

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Sociology ( email )

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Austin, TX 78712
United States
512-232-6336 (Phone)

Beth Murphy

American Bar Foundation ( email )

750 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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