Every time I guest lecture or visit Brooklyn Law School, I have a great time and learn. Law students can help show the community’s feelings about legal concepts without bias towards a client or institution. Law students have no bias for a client, do not have to worry about bar complaints, and don’t work in law firm or with judges. Even their exams are graded anonymously. In class, they are independent voices. Plus they haven’t yet spent years working within the legal system which shapes a person’s perspective. They are fresh, interested, and free perspectives. In those ways, they resemble a jury. They can be the conscience of the legal community. When we do away with juries, we can lose that perspective of people outside the legal institutions of law firms and the government. We risk losing what law is really about, society and one another, not just resolving disputes and keeping order.
Think about these questions and why they show that we all rely on the negligence law staying strong.