Emerging World Jury Systems

Increasingly, nations are including lay participants in legal decision-making. For example, Korea's new quasi jury system began in 2008 with mixed panels that make majority-based advisory decisions. Japan's new "Saiban-in" system combines judges and laypersons into decision-making teams. Other countries, including Spain and Russia, recently introduced lay participation in their own legal systems. This initiative employs culturally competent empirical methodology designed to understand and improve lay decision-making systems across the world.

Korea Initiative

  • Jae-Hyup Lee, Seoul National University (School of Law)
  • Justin D. Levinson, University of Hawai‘i (William S. Richardson School of Law)
  • Bertram Malle, Brown University (Dept. of Psychology)
  • Kaiping Peng, University of California, Berkeley (Dept. of Psychology)
  • Jisuk Woo, Seoul National University (Graduate School of Public Administration)

Japan Initiative

  • Minoru Karasawa, Department of Psychology, Nagoya University (Dept. of Psychology)
  • Mark Levin, University of Hawai‘i (William S. Richardson School of Law)
  • Justin D. Levinson, University of Hawai‘i (William S. Richardson School of Law)
  • Bertram Malle, Brown University (Dept. of Psychology)
  • Susumu Yamaguchi, Department of Psychology, Tokyo University (Dept. of Psychology)

Contact

Justin D. Levinson

Professor of Law
Phone
(808) 956-3287