CLE Program: Scientific Expertise in the Courtroom
Date: March 29, 2018
Location: Neumann University, Center for Leadership
Speakers: Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Testimony by scientific experts plays a key role in criminal and civil cases throughout the U.S. Yet it is an area that is continually evolving as cutting-edge scientific procedures are developed and new ethical questions are raised.
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and the Science History Institute bring together top scholars and experienced practitioners in evidence, psychology, economics and ethics to tackle some of the field’s most pressing issues in a symposium entitled “Scientific Expertise in the Courtroom.” Topics of discussion include the crisis in forensic science; the standards for admissibility of expert testimony, including statistical estimation evidence; the problem of bias in expertise; the ethical dilemmas of attorneys drafting expert reports; and the ethical challenges when consulting experts become testifying experts.
The event takes place on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Science History Institute (315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia). The program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education board for 2 substantive CLE credits and 1 ethics CLE credit.
Learn more and register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scientific-expertise-in-the-courtroom-tickets-43312064551