Washington International Law Journal


Di Jiang


After a long history of the "rule of social rituals" and the "rule under man," China is reforming its legal structures, trying to achieve the rule of law. To realize this goal, China needs a more effective judicial deliberative body. To help define a system that is compatible with China's practical needs and promotes its social modernization, this Article examines the western jury and assessor systems and compares them to China's lay assessor system.

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