Fixing Forensics Seminar

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                              
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.                                    
Duquesne Union Ballroom                                                                                 
Duquesne University

In the controversial wake of the National Academy of Sciences' recently published report, "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States:  A Path Forward," The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law will host a one-day seminar addressing the report's far-reaching legal, judicial, scientific and ethical implications.  Featuring panel discussions by noted prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, legal scholars and forensic scientists, the program is certain to be of importance to all attorneys and judges who work with scientific evidence and experts.

Established at Duquesne University in the fall of 2000, the Wecht Institute is an interdisciplinary educational organization that strives to engender in its participants a better apprciation for the critical ways in which science and the law can and should work together in the pursuit of justice.  The Wecht Institute collaborates with the university's schools of Law, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Nursing, Business, Pharmacy, and Liberal Arts, as well as other academic institutions throughout the region, to offer graduate degree, certificate, and continuing education programs to a divers group of students and professionals.

This important seminar was covered by two local newspapers:
    *Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    *Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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Sponsored by:
Duquesne University

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