JuryX Workshop

JuryX Workshop

Professor Charles Nesson
Winter 2018 course
M, T, W, Th, F 9:00am - 12:30pm in WCC Room 1015
3 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None

Exam: Last-Class Take-Home

The class will consider issues of law, race, class and gender. You will explore the concept of jury in both theory and practice. You will learn about the jury in political theory and history. You will engage as co-learners in small-group deliberations, real and virtual, synchronous and asynchronous. You will gain hands-on experience of persuading and being persuaded. You will learn about your self and your jury in relation to others. You will be stimulated to explore who you are.

We begin by deliberating several historical legal cases. These are warm-ups for deliberating major issues that we face in our place and time.

Students will write a paper (1500 words) and an exam essay (500 words), both due at the end of the exam period.

Note: This class is an HLS section of the HarvardX course "JuryX: Deliberations for Social Change."

Subject Areas: Legal & Political Theory, Criminal Law & Procedure