Scientific Evidence & Expert Testimony (LAW-878-001)
Megan Whiteside, Lisa Kreeger-Norman
Pre-requisites: Evidence (LAW 633) Assessment: In-class exercises, class participation, oral presentations, interviews, and final exam.
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.
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