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Spring 2015, Commerce





Jury Trials: When Jurors Ask Questions

A British study of 1,000 mothers revealed that children ask their mothers an astonishing average of 390 questions per day. Although the subject matter of the questions varied greatly, there were several common queries: “Why is water wet?” “Where does the sky end?” “Why are you so old?” Being a childless (by choice), unmarried (by agreement), female (by birth) trial attorney, with zero experience in child rearing, the sheer number of questions mothers are bombarded with each hour was shocking.