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April 29, 2015: Jury Instructions: Plain Language and Schema Theory
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Jury Instructions: Plain Language and Schema Theory

Produced by Brenda Weksler, Esq. of the CCBA’s CLE Committee

Featured Speaker:

Sara Gordon

Associate Professor of Law
William S. Boyd School of Law/UNLV

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: Lunchtime Learning 12:00 to 1:00 pm
New Location: Depo International, Mock Trial Courtroom, 703 S. 8th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. (Corner of 8th St. & Garces Ave.)
Credits: One General CLE Credit
Cost: $25 CCBA Member; $15 CCBA Legal Asst/UNLV Law Student Member; $20 Legal Asst/UNLV Law Student Non-Member; $45 Non-Member

Speaking Topics:

  • Examine how “schemas,” or the preexisting notions jurors have about the law, shape jurors’ use of jury instructions, even when jurors are given “plain-language” instructions.
  • Examine the social science research on schema theory to understand how schemas continue to influence jurors’ use of “plain” jury instructions.
  • Identify ways lawyers and judges can counteract inappropriate schemas and activate legally appropriate schemas before jurors are introduced to facts in a trial.
  • Use principles of cognitive and educational psychology to develop jurors’ schemas for applicable legal concepts, allowing for more thoughtful and more accurate jury decision-making.

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