It's the dog days of summer here in the heart of Texas but this issue is sure to keep you glued to your computer screen! Once again, we have a variety of pieces that are thought-provoking and provocative but also carefully researched and written. To start us off, Sam Sommers reviews the research he's done over the past ten years and sets the record straight on what we know (and what we don't know) about race and jurors. All of our stock portfolios have taken hits and been on something of a stomach-wrenching course for the past while but Eric Rudich has been watching something odd: how Wall Street reacts to the litigation verdicts of publicly traded litigants. Read and learn. Daniel Denis has an eye toward numbers as well but his focus is on how to talk to jurors about probability so they "get it".
Doug Keene and I review the literature (the real literature) on the Millennials (also known as Generation Y) and discuss how you can use this knowledge to inform your litigation advocacy (and learn a bit about tattoos along the way). Alexis Robinson looks at the phenomenon of white guilt and how it plays into jury deliberations. Thaddeus Hoffmeister examines the impact of the Skilling verdict and what we need to consider as we move forward in a changed litigation arena. And finally, Desiree Griffin and Emily Patty take a look at the need for affect (aka emotion) in jury decision-making. Why even go outside? Make some coffee (or maybe a cool drink) and sit down to read the July issue of The Jury Expert! And, as always, please comment on our website so we know what you're thinking and what you're especially interested in and intrigued by.