JEP 2015

JEP Advanced Institute on Forensic Statistics

Event Date: Wednesday, April 22 to Saturday, April 25, 2015

Location: George Mason University School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Program Description: The Advanced Institute on Forensic Statistics will cover the basics of probability, statistics, and econometrics. After this foundation is established, the instructors will then apply these concepts to topics in evidence, drawing examples from both criminal and civil law settings. Topics to be considered include the use of event studies in securities fraud cases, regression techniques in the context of employment discrimination litigation, and DNA analysis, among many others.  Additionally, the Institute will examine the use of empirical research in public policy decision-making.

The Institute will run for two and a half days, with an optional reception beginning Wednesday evening and ending on Saturday midday. Class attendance is limited to 24 judges.

Prerequisite:  Prior completion of an Economics Institute for Judges at George Mason, Northwestern (prior to June 2010), Brookings, Kansas, or Chapman.


For More Information, Contact: Mason Judicial Education Program