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 Article III judges, all 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 – Saturday, March 14.
JEP programs are offered as a public service: there is no tuition; reading materials, hotel rooms, and group meals are included; and, upon successful completion of the program, participants are reimbursed for qualifying travel expenses. Judges are expected to attend all sessions and group meals.
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