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Chicago law professor receives award from civil-justice organization
2020-12-08

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Mark E. Wojcik, a professor at Chicago's UIC John Marshall Law School, received the 2021 Civil Justice Scholarship Award from the Pound Civil Justice Institute, according to Yahoo! Finance.

The award is bestowed upon published legal academics and recognizes current scholarly legal research and writing focused on topics in civil justice.

Wojcik was selected for his article, "Extending Batson to Peremptory Challenges of Jurors Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity," in which he argues that all federal and state trial courts should expressly prohibit the exclusion of jurors based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. He contends that the lack of protection for LGBT jurors fosters discrimination in the law, violates the rights of LGBT persons to serve on a jury, denies LGBT defendants fair representation from the community and undermines public confidence in judicial proceedings.

The full article is at finance.yahoo.com/news/uic-law-professor-wins-2021-212200117.html/ .


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