Please join us next Wednesday, April 26th at 2:45 PM in the 5th floor conference room in Wilf Hall (139 MacDougal) for a presentation by Visiting Scholar Justin Shen. His presentation is entitled “The Decline of the Jury System.” Light refreshments will be provided.
*Note: Our neighbors on the floor will be having a meeting until 2:30, so please await their exit of the room. Thanks!
Justin Shen (Shen Yi-Sheng) is a judge of the Taiwan High Court. Previously, he served as a district public prosecutor for six years and district court judge for eight years. He has lectured at the Central Police University and the Judge and Prosecutor Training Institute on Criminal Procedure. Judge Shen obtained his L.L.B. at National Taiwan University, LL.M. from University of Washington in Seattle, and his Ph.D from Chengchi University in Taipei. He was also a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Educational Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota from August 2003 to June 2004. Appointed by the Judicial Yuan, Judge Shen joined the Committee of Amendment to the Taiwan Criminal Procedure Act and participated in this amendment for five years. His research interests cover citizen participation in criminal trials and transitional justice.