AVISO (12/03/23):
Debido a la gran cantidad de juicios por jurados llevados a cabo en una decena de provincias de Argentina, la AAJJ dejará de publicar crónicas individuales por cada juicio y comenzará a publicar resúmenes mensuales

miércoles, 27 de enero de 2021

The civil jury of Chaco (Argentina), central protagonist of the prestigious Annual Meeting of "LAW & SOCIETY", CHICAGO 2021


Law & Society, may 2021, Chicago (USA)

The civil trial by jury law of Chaco province (Argentina) has had such an impact (Global impact) that one of the most important Law Conferences in the common law world granted it a central space for its presentation and discussion, together with distinguished international professors. Andrés Harfuch, vice president of the AAJJ, will speak for the Argentine Republic. 

The CRN4 & CRN33 Joint Roundtable Session is called: 

"The Civil Jury Trial: New Democracy in Argentina, Japan, China, the U.S. and Beyond"

The event will be followed by zoom and will take place from May 27 to 30, 2021 in the city of Chicago, United States.

Chicago, the city of blues

This is how Law & Society 2021 announced  this great distinction for the Argentine Republic and the province of Chaco (A historical day):

"Since the new millennium, multiple countries have begun to adopt the system of civil jury trials.

Argentina became the first country in the new millennium to introduce the civil jury trial.  China improved its lay assessor system that adjudicates both civil and criminal cases.  Japan’s Bar Association began nationwide campaigns to educate the public about the introduction of civil jury trials in Japan.  The U.S. still maintains the jury trial system, while the use of jury trials has significantly declined in recent years.

We have four distinguished panel presenters to report on the progress of the civil jury system in four respective countries: (1) Andres Harfuch in Argentina; (2) Satoru Shinomiya in Japan; (3) Zhuoyu (Joey) Wang in China; and (4) Matthew Wilson in Japan and the U.S.

Prof Hiroshi Fukurai, (University of California, Santa Cruz) will chair the session and Prof Valerie Hans (Cornell University Law School, New York) will be the discussant."

Profs. Andrés Harfuch, Satoru Shinomiya, 
Zhuoyu Wang and Matthew Wilson

Profs. Hiroshi Fukurai & Valerie Hans,
.chair and discussant


(1)   Andrés Harfuch 

a.    Attorney, Professor of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

(2)   Satoru Shinomiya

b.     Attorney, Professor of Kokugakuin University, Japan

(3)   Zhuoyu (Joey) Wang

c.     Attorney, Judge, Professor of Southwest University of Finance and Economics of China, People’s Republic of China.

(4)   Matthew Wilson

d.     Attorney, Professor and President of Temple University Japan.

Read more news here:

- FOCO Agencia Chaco (29/1/21): "Chaco, referencia mundial por su ley de Juicio por Jurados Civiles y Comerciales" (ver)

- Chaco TV (29/1/21): "Chaco, referencia mundial por su ley de Juicio por Jurados Civiles y Comerciales" (ver)

- Diario Chaco (29/1/21): "El jurado civil de Chaco será protagonista central del prestigioso Congreso Internacional "Law & Society" 2021" (ver)