Spring 2015

Global Litigator: Challenges of the Adversary System as a New Idea

Daniel I. Small
For Uzbek judges and lawyers who spent a week with American counterparts talking about the adversary system, it wasn't the grand principles that had the most impact. It was individual experiences and reactions. Professionals trained and experienced in one system had all the human responses one would expect, and more, when asked to try a new system. But throughout, they shared an encouraging interest and energy to learn, discuss, and try new things. And throughout, they taught us much about our own system by forcing us to reflect on it as a new idea, not a series of givens.

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