University of Denver

Paula Hannaford-Agor

Director, Center for Juries Studies, National Center for State Courts

Paula L. Hannaford-Agor is the Director of the Center for Juries Studies at the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). In this capacity, she regularly conducts research and provides technical assistance and education to courts and court personnel on the topics of jury system management and trial procedure; civil litigation; and complex and mass tort litigation.

She has authored or contributed to numerous books and articles on the American jury, including Jury Trial Innovations (2d ed. 2006), The Promise and Challenges of Jury System Technology (NCSC 2003), and Managing Notorious Trials (1998). She is faculty for the ICM courses Jury System Management and Promise and Challenges of Jury System Technology. As adjunct faculty at William & Mary Law School, she teaches a seminar on the American jury.

Hannaford-Agor received the 2001 NCSC Staff Award for Excellence. In 1995, she received her law degree from William & Mary Law School and a Masters degree in Public Policy from the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy of the College of William and Mary.