Mission Statement

Most Americans are more likely to experience the American justice as a juror than as any other type of participant in the legal system.  The Center for Jury Studies is dedicated to facilitating the ability of these citizens to fulfill their role in the justice system and enhancing their confidence and satisfaction with jury service by helping judges and court staff improve jury management.

“Twenty-nine percent of adult Americans have served as trial jurors at some point in their lives.  The remaining 71% of us live with, live next to, work with, or otherwise hear about the experiences – good and bad – from the 29% who have lived it first-hand.”  Tom Munsterman, Director Emeritus, NCSC Center for Jury Studies