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Ensuring justice through language

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When someone’s life is on the line at trial, it’s crucial that the jury members understand what, exactly, is expected of them. All too often, however, the opaque and complex language of the law can cloud that understanding, law student Alexander Jones discovered.

Jones shared his research at RISE:2017, making the case for written, comprehensible jury instructions.

Explains Jones: