Jury Sunshine Project

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Professor Liz McCurry Johnson is bringing legal research to the digital age

Liz McCurry Johnson, a reference librarian and member of Wake Forest Law’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) faculty, authored “The Practical Obscurity of the Green Screen Terminal: A Case Study on Accessing Jury Selection Data” which will be published​ as “Accessing Jury Selection Data in a Pre-Digital Environment​” in The American Journal of Trial Advocacy in Fall 2017. The article received the 2017 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)/ LexisNexis Call for Papers award.

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Professor Ron Wright’s ‘Jury Sunshine Project’ featured on NPR podcast

Professor Ron Wright, the Needham Yancey Gulley Professor of Criminal Law, has been interviewing prosecutors across North Carolina as part of his research regarding jury selection known as the “Jury Sunshine Project.” His research will generate a database — the first of its kind — of jury selection outcomes in felony trials in all 100 counties of North Carolina.

Professor Wright’s research was most recently featured on the April 11, 2017, episode of 90.5 WESA’s “Criminal (IN)Justice Podcast, Episode 45, University of Pittsburgh law professor and show host David Harris.

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Professor Ron Wright to present findings from his ‘Jury Sunshine Project’ on Wednesday, Nov. 4

Professor Ron Wright has been interviewing prosecutors across North Carolina as part of his research regarding jury selection known as the “Jury Sunshine Project.” His research eventually will generate a database — the first of its kind — of jury selection outcomes in felony trials in all 100 counties of North Carolina. He will give a presentation about preliminary results, his research and findings at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 4,  in Worrell Professional Center, Room 1301. Lunch will be served. Continue reading »