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The Jury Hall of Fame

A Student's View: Using Baseball Sabermetrics to Uncover a Potential Juror's Subtle Leanings in Jury Selection 

I am an advertising major at Pepperdine University.  The main reason that I got into advertising was my fascination with market research and statistics.  I see statistics everywhere and often find myself running statistical problems in my head for fun.  Baseball sabermetrics, the statistics of baseball, are the most interesting statistics to me.  I think the rigor that baseball statisticians apply to the MLB could also be quite well applied to work…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jun 28, 2017

George’s Life Flashed Before his Eyes

The principles of Media Production could improve trials

I have found that there are three principles from my major, Media Production, that if used, could improve the trial process: storytelling, point of view, and conclusions. In media production, the whole idea of the industry is telling a story and representing a point of view.  That is exactly what was going on in the trial that I attended.  “George’s life flashed before his eyes and everything changed for him in the blurb of a second.  He is no longer able…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jun 21, 2017

Film, Television, and Trials

Film and television can teach us about the trial process

The Cold hard truth is that no one really wants to be called in for jury duty.  Days can be long and the “thanks” is pretty much non-existent.  Most people don’t understand half of the legal terms being spewed during the course of a trial.  And that leads to disinterest.

When I went to the Van Nuys courthouse to sit in on a criminal trial, I heard potential jurors talking to each other about how much they hoped to…

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  • Entertainment Industry , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jun 14, 2017

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