Judicial Symposium on Scientific Methodology and the Admissibility of Expert Testimony


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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 will help 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 will give insight into how experts apply the scientific method and will offer practical lessons to help you evaluate scientific reports and expert testimony

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

This program is open to all federal judges, state appellate judges, and state general jurisdiction judges. Space is limited, and admission to the program is by competitive application. Preference will be given to applicants who have also applied to the Introduction to Economics for Judges from Wednesday, March 10 – Sunday, March 14.

Questions? Contact Ashley Evaro George at aevaro@gmu.edu or 703.993.9964.