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Scientific Evidence and the Law School Curriculum
The American Academy of Forensic Science, Annual Meeting 2016 (2016)
  • Robert M. Sanger
Scientific evidence is increasingly prominent in the practice of law. The standard 15-week course on evidence dedicates approximately seven weeks to the hearsay rule and only two weeks to scientific evidence. In most law schools, there are a few courses on scientific evidence offered as electives, but there is rarely an actual scientific evidence curriculum. This presentation proposes that a specific, rigorous curriculum be offered with the intention of preparing law students for the real world of forensic evidence in the practice of law, particularly in the fields of civil and criminal litigation. 
  • forensic science,
  • law school curriculum,
  • JD education
Publication Date
Winter February, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
Citation Information
Robert M. Sanger. "Scientific Evidence and the Law School Curriculum" The American Academy of Forensic Science, Annual Meeting 2016 (2016)
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