Whiskey in the Courtroom Evolving Trends in Forensic Science

2022 Symposium: Whiskey in the Courtroom

When: March 4, 2022  Location: We plan to be in-person at Duke Law and also offer a live webcast. We will carefully monitor the prevalence of COVID and move the program completely online if necessary. For in person attendees, there will be a $25 fee to cover refreshments and parking. If you have not already mailed your check, please bring a check or exact cash to pay at the registration table. If you are an IDS employee, IDS will cover the cost of your attendance. 

Registration is now closed. For any questions please email Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

COVID Safety: Masking and vaccine verification will be required for in-person attendance. If you are attending in person, you must complete the vaccine verification check in process at dukelawcheckin.com/e/whiskey before your arrival.

Presented by North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services, Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and the Wilson Center for Science and Justice

Agenda

 

March 4, 2022

8:00-8:45 am

 

Registration and Posters

8:45-9:00 am Opening Remarks
9:00-9:30 am

Overview of Center for Firearms Law and Criminalization of Firearms Possession

Darrell Miller 

Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Intellectual Life, Co-Director, Duke Center for Firearms Law, Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC

9:30-10:45 am

Firearms 101 and Overview of Firearms Examination

Jennifer Slish
Forensic Scientist Manager, NC State Crime Laboratory
Raleigh, NC

10:45-11:00 am

Introduction and Exhibitors & Break

11:00-11:45 am

Testimony Questions for the Firearms Examiner: Prior Experience and Subclass 

Kathleen Clardy
Forensic Scientist and Microscopist
Chapel Hill, NC

11:45-12:15 pm

Illustrating Problems with Firearms Evidence Using a Case Example 

Emily Byrum
Assistant Capital Defender, Office of the Capital Defender
Wilmington, NC

12:15-1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00-1:45 pm

Mock Jurors' Evaluation of Firearm Examiner Testimony

Brandon Garrett
L. Neil Williams, Jr. Professor of Law and Director, Wilson Center for Science and Justice, Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC 

William Crozier, Ph.D.
Research Director, Wilson Center for Science and Justice, Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC 

1:45-2:15 pm

 

What Makes for Reliable Scientific Research?

Nicholas Scurich, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Dept. of Psychological Science (Vice Chair), Dept. of Criminology, Law & Society, University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

2:15-2:30 pm Break
2:30-3:30 pm 702 Challenges Based on Unsupported Scientific Methods

Maneka Sinha
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law
Baltimore, MD 
3:30-4:30 pm

A Case Example - United States v. Tibbs
Working with an Expert to Challenge Firearms Evidence in your Case

Maneka Sinha
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law
Baltimore, MD

Nicholas Scurich, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Dept. of Psychological Science (Vice Chair), Dept. of Criminology, Law and Society, University of Southern California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

  Continuing Education Credit: Pending approval for 6.25 General CLE credits for participants and for three years of the Capital Defender's Office CLE requirements.

 


 

Questions?

For questions about the event, please email Marlyn Dail

Directions and Parking

Duke Law School is located at 210 Science Drive, Durham NC 27708. Parking for this event will be in the Science Drive parking garage located down the street from the Law School, at the corner of Science Drive and Cameron Blvd/751.