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Seminar Schedule

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law
Duquesne University
Presents

DOES FORENSICS NEED FIXING?
A CLE Seminar on the National Academy of Sciences'
2009 Report on the Future of Forensic Science in the U.S.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009
Duquesne Union Ballroom
Duquesne University

8 - 8:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:45 Welcome Frederick W. Fochtman, Ph.D.
Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.
8:50 Introduction Jane Campbell Moriarty, J.D.
9 - 10:15 Overview of the Report:
The Critiques and Proposed Reforms
Moderator:
Jane Campbell Moriarty, J.D.
Panelists:
Geoffrey A. Mearns, J.D.
Joëlle Anne Moreno, J.D.
Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 p.m. Scientific Perspectives Moderator
Frederick W. Fochtman, Ph.D.
Panelists:
Alfred Blumstein, Ph.D.
David Christian Hassell, Ph.D.
Lawrence Kobilinsky, Ph.D.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

Special Presentation:
What the NAS Report Means to the Practice of Forensic Science

Thomas L. Bohan, Ph.D., J.D.
President, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
1 - 2:45 Prosecution and Defense Perspectives Moderator
Joëlle Anne Moreno, J.D.
Panelists:
Michael Machen, Esq.
Carole Schwartz Rendon, Esq.
Nancy Vernon, Esq.
Craig Watkins, Esq.
2:45 - 3 Break
3 - 4:15 Implications for the Judiciary:
Short- and Long-term Perspectives
Moderator:
Jane Campbell Moriarty, J.D.
Panelists:
The Hon. James G. Carr
The Hon. Joseph A. Del Sole
The Hon. Dr. Stephanie Domitrovich
4:15 - 5:30 Ethical Implications for Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys and Judges Panelists:
The Hon. Joseph A. Del Sole
Jane Campbell Moriarty, J.D.
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Sponsored By:
Duquesne University

School of Law
School of Nursing
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

 

 

Strengthening Forensic Science