Judicial Symposium on Scientific Methodology and the Admissibility of Expert Testimony


Event Details

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  • Venue: The Henderson Resort
  • Division: The Judicial Education Program

Judicial Symposium on Scientific Methodology and the Admissibility of Expert Testimony

The Judicial Symposium on Scientific Methodology and the Admissibility of Expert Testimony helped judges better understand the tools and techniques used by scientific and other expert witnesses. With a combination of lectures, panel discussions, and case studies, the program gave insight into how experts apply the scientific method and offered practical lessons to help evaluate scientific reports and expert testimony.

The Symposium delved into the subjects of statistics, toxicology, and epidemiology and included presentations on the scientific method and the nature of expert testimony.  Leading scientists, legal scholars, and practitioners also discussed the intersection of science and policy, the recognition of good science in the courtroom, and the role of judges as gatekeepers.

Applications are open to state and federal judges who did not attend the Judicial Symposium on Scientific Methodology and the Admissibility of Expert Testimony in March 2021.