Research Fellows

Richard L. Jolly
Research Fellow

Richard Jolly serves as Research Fellow for the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law. His research interests include civil and criminal juries, alternative dispute resolution, and law & democracy. He holds a B.A. in mass communications and political science from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an M.Sc. in political sociology from the London School of Economics. Richard earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the executive board for the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition and as a contributing editor for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. Before coming to NYU, Richard worked as a summer associate at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles, California and clerked for the Honorable Deborah L. Cook of the Sixth Circuit in Akron, Ohio.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)



Anna Offit
Research Fellow

Anna Offit holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an MPhil in Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. She completed a J.D. at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Editor in Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. She was awarded a PhD from Princeton where her dissertation examined the role that jurors play in federal prosecutors’ case preparation despite the documented decline in American jury trials. She received funding for this study from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a Graduate Prize Fellowship from the University Center for Human Values. Anna received a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholarship to study proposed jury reforms in Norway. Her research interests include lay participation in legal systems and lawyers’ trial strategy in the U.S. and in Scandinavia.