AI & Law: Simulating Jurors Via AI

Lance Eliot
6 min readMay 9, 2024
Cleverly using AI to simulate jurors and anticipate what a jury will do

by Dr. Lance Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • Juries and juror behavior are vital factors for lawyers and lawyering
  • Jury research has been ongoing since the earliest days of jury trials
  • A prevailing approach has been the use of mock jurors in simulated trials
  • Advances in computing have led to remote online mock jury research efforts
  • AI is taking the mock jury to a new level and will transform jury research

Abstract: Jury research has been greatly accelerated due to the use of modern-day computing. Nowadays, human mock jurors can interact online and perform a simulated trial remotely of each other, yet collectively deliberate too (without being in-person per se). Computer simulations can play a notable role in carrying out a mock trial. The next step already underway involves the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in conducting jury research.

Section 1: Introduction



Lance Eliot

Dr. Lance B. Eliot is a renowned global expert on AI, successful startup founder, global CIO/CTO, , was a top exec at a major Venture Capital (VC) firm.