I am First year Law student and this Q is for an examination. ''
With case examples evaluate the arguments in support of the retention of the present jury system in both criminal and civil actions.'
My answer plan is:
1) How jury system was before
2)How it's in nowdays
3)The courts that they jury is used
4)Criminal action (what it is and what juries do in the criminal cases)
6) Civil action (what it is and what juries do in the civil cases)
7) Advantages of the Jury system (argument)
8) case exampes (for favor)
9) probably quotes
What do you think ?
Truthfully, I think you're making the task much too complicated and much too hard on yourself. If I were you I would try to find some articles on the specific subject you are concerned with, i.e., the retention of the present jury system, and I would borrow some ideas from authors who had more knowledge and experience with the law. This is not cheating; it's research. You can get all sorts of good ideas in a very short time if you find a reference source at the law library that will lead you to good law-review articles. You can make notes of the cases these articles cite and use the cases yourself--providing that you actually look up the cases and read them.
You are only a first-year law student and you undoubtedly have a lot of other work to do. You could get yourself so bogged down on the complicated article you propose in your question that it would hurt you in your other classes and might not even help you in the class for which you are writing the paper.