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Judicial Symposium on Scientific Evidence in the Courts, April 2012

Event Date: Sunday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Location: Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Program Description: The "Scientific Evidence in the Courtsprogram will begin with foundational lectures on scientific methodology, featuring James S. Trefil, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University.  Professor Trefil is renowned for his ability to convey scientific thinking to legal thinkers.  Panel discussions will follow, covering differing perspectives on Daubert; a discussion of low-dose exposure and causation; examination of scientific evidence in emerging mass torts; science and politics of risk; as well as science-based regulation.


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