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Scientific Evidence & Expert Testimony (LAW-878-001)

Meets: 05:00 PM - 07:40 PM (W) - Room 527

Enrolled: 18 / Limit: 16


Pre-req: Evidence


This class is a practical course designed to enrich students’ understanding of the interaction between the Federal Rules of Evidence and science in a trial setting. Through a series of exercises, students are exposed to expert scientific evidence in deposition and trial contexts. In addition to these simulation exercises, the course has an instructional component which includes presentations by guest lecturers who are specialists in various scientific fields such as forensic pathology and toxicology, digital information, and trace evidence. Evidence is a prerequisite.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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1) Strengthening Forensic Science in the US: A Path Forward by Committee on Identifying the Needs 2) The Articulate Advocate: New Techniques of Persuasion by Brian Johnson

First Class Readings

Not available at this time.


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