Forensic Science and Law Summer Workshop

Applications for the 2021 Summer Workshop are now open!


July 19-23, 2021

The professional Forensic Science and Law fraternity Phi Sigma Lambda will host the Seventeenth Annual Forensic Science and Law Workshop at Duquesne University July 19-23, 2021.

Students and faculty of the Bayer School Forensic Science and Law program will offer a virtual five-day workshop. High school students are invited to participate.

2021 Workshop Topics

  • Mock Crime Scene
  • Mock Trial & Criminal Justice
  • Evidence Collection (lecture & lab)
  • Fingerprints (lecture & lab)
  • Pathology (lecture)
  • Ink Analysis (lab)
  • Toxicology (lecture)
  • Wildlife Forensics (lecture)
  • Ballistics & Firearms (lab)
  • Wrongful Convictions (lecture)
  • DNA Fingerprinting (lecture & lab)
  • Hair & Fiber Analysis (lab)


July 19-23, 2021


Daily - Live sessions from 10am-2pm EST.
A detailed schedule will be sent to accepted participants.




$85 includes a t-shirt and material to perform hands-on activities.

The Phi Sigma Lambda fraternity is offering four scholarship awards to cover the cost of the workshop for students with a financial need. The scholarship application due date is the same as the general workshop application.

Scholarship Application Here

Who May Apply

Students - Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors as of Fall 2021 with a minimum 3.0 GPA and have a strong interest in the sciences. Exceptional sophomore students as of Fall 2021 may also apply.


Early Application Due Date: May 10, 2021

Final Application Due Date: June 4, 2021

Students who are selected to participate in the Forensic Science and Law Workshop will be notified prior to July 1, 2021. Early applicants will be notified of their acceptance prior to May 24, 2021. A detailed schedule and additional information about the Forensic Science and Law Workshop will be emailed with the acceptance letter along with directions for sending payments.

Any questions may be directed to:
Lauren Dangel, Student Director, at, or
Dr. Lyndsie Ferrara, Advisor, at, (412) 396-2624

2019 Summer Workshop Attendees & Volunteers

Group Photo 2019