Associate Professor Contributes to New ABA Monograph on Scientific Evidence Review
Web Editor - Published: May 7, 2013
The American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law recently published a new edition of Scientific Evidence Review: Admissibility and the Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom, Monograph No. 9, and Widener Law Associate Professor Jules Epstein served as one of three co-editors for the volume.

“Science and the law are inseparable, and indeed more and more science predominates in the courtroom, whether it’s a civil case or a criminal case,” says Epstein of the book, which provides insight and analysis of U.S. Supreme Court decisions impacting the admissibility of expert testimony and other expert evidence issues at both the state and federal level.

Epstein, who has published extensively on the death penalty, eyewitness identification and evidence, serves on the faculty of the National Judicial College, teaching evidence and capital case courses. He serves on a National Institute of Justice working group on latent print issues and has previously been a part of work groups on DNA. He is also the co-chair of the Evidence Committee of the ABA’s Section of Science & Technology Law.

His co-editors for the volume included Cindy H. Cwik, who is a partner at the San Diego office of Jones Day, and Stetson University College of Law Professor Carol Henderson. Cwik, who specializes in complex litigation and class actions, has been selected as a California “Top Female Litigator” by The Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal seven times. Henderson is the founding director of the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law (NCSTL), a searchable database of science, technology, and law.

In the accompanying video, Professor Epstein discusses the Scientific Evidence Review, and the growing importance that science plays in the courtroom. For more information about Scientific Evidence Review: Admissibility and the Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom, Monograph No. 9, visit the American Bar Association’s site.

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