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JD Books & Resources for JFK School of Law

This guide contains required and recommended materials and resources for each course in the JD program of the JFK School of Law

Required Textbooks

1 Textbook: Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases, 7th Ed. (2017), Andre A. Moenssens, Betty Layne DesPortes, Steven D. Benjamin (West Academic)

Where to access: West Academic Bookshelf: https://eproducts.westacademic.com/MyBookshelf/Bookshelf/BookDetail?productKeyId=b7b13e81-0b0a-ec11-981f-a04a5ea29f0d 

What is Scientific Evidence?

This two-credit course will offer an introduction to scientific evidence and expert testimony in the court room. We will address legal principles governing admissibility and how to effectively proffer as well as challenge scientific evidence. In doing so, the course will cover principles related to scientific reliability and survey various underlying forensic disciplines. We will address applicable ethical considerations, and work on written and oral advocacy skills as well. Evidence is a helpful prerequisite.

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