2019 Symposium: Whiskey in the Courtroom

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Evolving Trends in Forensic Science: Cognitive Bias in Forensic Science and in the Courtroom

*Registration and the waitlist for Whiskey 5 are now closed and no additional seats are available.  Any cancellations will be filled by participants previously placed on the waitlist.  

When: March 8, 2019
Location: Duke Law School

Presented by North Carolina Office Law of Indigent Defense Services, Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence


Tentative Agenda

8:00-8:45 am

Registration & Posters
After registering, participants will have the opportunity to speak to forensic experts. Coffee and light breakfast will be available.

8:45-9:00 am Welcome and Introduction: Program Chairs Jamie Lau, Theresa Newman, and Sarah Rackley Olson
9:00-10:00 am View from the Bench (60 min. CLE credit)
Superior Court Judge Louis Trosch, J.D.

Charlotte, NC
10:00-10:20 am Expert Panel (20 min. CLE credit)
10:20-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:45 am Cognitive Bias and Forensic Mental Health Evaluations (75 min. CLE credit)
Daniel Murrie, Ph.D., Sharon Kelley, J.D., Ph.D., and Brett Gardner, Ph.D. 
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
11:45-12:15 pm


12:30-1:40 pm

Cognitive Bias and Crime Labs (70 min. CLE credit)
Peter Stout, Ph.D.

Houston Forensic Science Center
Houston, TX 

1:40-2:55 pm

Trial Skills - Cross Examining on Cognitive Bias (75 min. CLE credit)
Kate Philpott, J.D., M.S., Maneka Sinha, J.D., and Brandon Garrett, J.D.

Public Defender Service, Washington, DC, and Duke Law School 

2:55-3:10 pm Break
3:10–4:25 pm

Implicit Bias in the Criminal Justice System (75 min. CLE credit)
Kristin Henning, J.D., LL.M.

Georgetown Law School
Washington, DC

  NOTE: This agenda may change slightly, but it is anticipated that the program will offer a minimum of 6.25 CLE credits for participants.  





For questions about the event, please email Dawn Cronce.

Directions and Parking

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