There have been a few earlier posts here on jury trial and how it might function during the present pandemic. However, readers will be interested to know that Mark Coen (our leading expert on all matters connected with juries and jury trial) has a great blog post “Trial by Jury in a Pandemic” which deals with several legal and practical aspects of the matter. It can be accessed at https://tcdlaw.blogspot.com/2020/07/trial-by-jury-in-pandemic.html. Incidentally, the blog on which he published it is part of a TCD initiative entitled “Covid-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory” which is always worth consulting from time to time because it has many very good and interesting contributions.
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This is a personal blog by Tom O'Malley who teaches law at NUI Galway and practices at the Irish bar. His main academic interests are in the areas of criminal law, sentencing, criminal procedure and constitutional law. His books include Sentencing Law and Practice (3rd ed. 2016), Sentencing: Towards a Coherent Approach (2011), Sexual Offences (2nd ed. 2013, with a new edition pending) and a student-oriented text, Sentencing: A Modern Introduction (to be published in 2020). View all posts by Tom