Spring 2012 Section 001
Law 345: Expert and Scientific Evidence

Schedule: Day Class
Bernstein, David
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 19882
Day(s): Monday
Location: Hazel Hall 222
Time: 12:00 noon-1:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Online: Online access through TWEN
Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: 05-04-2012 12:00 noon
Prerequisites: None
General Description:

This class focuses on issues surrounding the admissibility of expert testimony in civil and criminal litigation, with a particular focus on forensic science evidence. Topics include an in-depth analysis of Federal Rule of Evidence 702 and state common law rules for admissibility, and a discussion of particular categories of expert testimony, such as fingerprints, lie detectors, psychological syndromes, and epidemiology. It is recommended, but not required, that students take Evidence and Trial Procedure before taking this class.