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Michael Stout (`76), a highly respected jury selection expert, spent an afternoon at the UNM School of Law, sharing his expertise with students. During the lunch hour, he gave an hour-long lecture, followed by a hands-on afternoon workshop during which students learned real-life jury selection skills.
Stout has a law practice in Las Cruces, but he is a frequent consultant and teacher on the subject of jury selection. He has conducted workshops on jury selection issues for the defense team in U.S. v. McVeigh and for defendants in the first federal death penalty case in New Mexico.
A past president of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, he has worked to improve jury selection conditions in New Mexico and nationally.
Stout's law school visit was sponsored by the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Student Association.