Judging Forensics: A Conversation with Federal Judges on Forensic Evidence, Judicial Gatekeeping, and Rule 702

January 26, 2024 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

At a lunchtime judges panel on the future of forensic evidence, Nancy Gertner, retired U.S. district judge for the District of Massachusetts, and professor of the practice at Harvard Law School, and Jed Rakoff, Senior Judge of Southern District of New York, will share their perspectives. This is a momentous time to discuss forensic experts, as Federal Rule of Evidence 702, which governs expert evidence, was just amended for the first time in over twenty years. Professor Brandon L. Garrett will moderate. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, the Bolch Judicial Institute, and the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Science. For more information, please contact Stella Kreilkamp at stella.kreilkamp@duke.edu.