JEP Advanced Institute on Forensic Statistics

Event Details

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  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: The Judicial Education Program

The Advanced Institute on Forensic Statistics covered the basics of probability, statistics, and econometrics. After this foundation was established, the instructors  applied these concepts to topics in evidence, drawling examples from both criminal and civil law settings. Topics considered included the use of event studies in securities fraud cases, regression techniques in the context of employment discrimination litigation, and DNA analysis, among many others.  Additionally, the Institute examined the use of empirical research in public policy decision-making.

The Institute will ran for two and a half days, with an optional reception. Class attendance was limited to 24 judges.