Loyola University Chicago

Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy

School of Law

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  • Annual Philip H. Corboy Lecture in Advocacy: “Jury Deliberation in the Age of Social Media”

    On October 24, 2016, we were delighted to welcome guest speaker Patrick C. Brayer (Deputy District Defender of the St. Louis County Trial Office) who shared his research on whether the modern-day trial attorney or judge is aware of the effects of digital isolation on contemporary jurors caused by court rules regulating the use of smart phones. Professor Mary Ann Becker, Attorney Dena M. Singer and the Honorable Lorna E. Propes responded to the presentation with vigor and shared their opinions about the new generation of jurors who have grown up in a society where constant digital connection is the norm. Thank you to the entire panel for such a lively and thought provoking discussion.