Texas Law Dean Bemoans Loss Of Civil Jury Trials

Law360, New York (December 1, 2015, 6:14 PM EST) -- Today’s law students may end up practicing in a legal system with no civil jury trials if the tide toward mandatory arbitration doesn’t shift, former U.S. District Judge and current University of North Texas Dallas College of Law Dean Royal Furgeson said.

Having served as a Texas federal judge for about 20 years before resigning in 2013 to help build a new law school from scratch, Furgeson tells his students they may end up practicing in a system that’s vastly different from the one he practiced...
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