Duquesne University School of Law

Professors Moriarty and Rago present at national conference

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Professor Jane Moriarty and John Rago have been invited to present at a national workshop, Courtroom Knowledge of Forensic Technology and the Impact on Frye and Daubert Standards, at a Forensic Technology Center of Excellence special event being held August 9 and 10, 2016.

Duquesne University and the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office are hosting the workshop on the Duquesne campus and at the medical examiner's office.

The program will introduce or enhance knowledge of innovative forensic technologies to legal professionals. The criminal justice community strives to have a better knowledge of technology and the scientific principles in the forensic disciplines. Forensic practitioners and scientists have been actively developing methodologies and innovative technologies to assist with solving crimes. In turn, legal professionals in the criminal justice system responsible for making legal decisions must have an understanding of technology and the impact on Frye and Daubert standards.

Registration remains open, and criminal court judges, prosecuting and defense attorneys, and legal academicians are encouraged to apply. Space is limited to 25 attendees and nominations are required. Applications are being accepted through July 22. Interested parties can file partial applications, with supporting documents to follow.

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence will provide workshop registration, airfare, lodging, and per-diem expenses for all attendees. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to document two days of continuing education.

For more information, visit Forensic Technology Center of Excellence.

Faculty Referenced In Article

Jane Campbell Moriarty, J.D.Carol Los Mansmann Chair in Faculty Scholarship and Professor of Law
John Rago, J.D.Associate Professor of Law