The ASTC Foundation is dedicated to the study of the United States judicial system, jury and judicial decision making, and litigation communication. Through research and educational activities, we seek to improve the quality of information used by judges, juries, lawyers, and litigants to resolve cases and, by doing so, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the justice system.
Founded in 2004, the ASTC Foundation has funded numerous scholarly papers, studies, and educational programs to promote a better understanding of the process by which the courts, attorneys, parties, and witnesses in a civil or criminal trial arrive at a verdict or decision to settle or plead a case.
We are currently engaged in research on how to improve fact finder comprehension, the jury selection process, and overall litigation and trial efficiency.
The ASTC Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are tax-deductible as charitable donations and they help the ASTC Foundation accomplish its research goals. To donate, please click below.