I am happy to report that Volume 86, Issue 2 of the Chicago-Kent Law Review, Symposium on Comparative Jury Systems, is now printing. The issue should be available in hard copy at your local law library and in electronic form on our website on on WestLaw and LexisNexis by mid-August. Congratulations to everyone involved! It looks to be an excellent academic exchange re different approaches to the jury systems and mixed courts spanning the globe. The symposium editor, Nancy Marder (an ex-SCOTUS clerk herself), believes the issue will allow Justice Breyer and Justice Scalia to continue their debate about whether U.S. courts should look to foreign sources for inspiration. Although these two Justices have carried on this debate in the realm of constitutional law, she believes the debate could be extended to our jury system as well.
I am also happy to report that Volume 86, Issue 3 of the Chicago-Kent Law Review, Symposium on Medical Malpractice and Compensation in Global Perspective, Part I, is complete and should begin print production within the next week or so. It is the first part of a special double issue (the second part will be published this winter as 87:1) that includes comparative analysis of tort law – in the context of medical malpractice and compensation – in 14 countries/regions from around the globe. Countries appearing in 86:3 include Austria, Germany, France, South Africa, Poland, New Zealand, and Canada. The issue should be available in hard copy at your local law library and in electronic form on our website and on WestLaw and LexisNexis by the end of summer. Again, congratulations to all involved!