The Marine Affairs Institute holds a major symposium every other year. These events draw national and international experts in their various fields to RWU Law. Students can attend these symposia for free. Past topics range from fisheries law, climate change and the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Advanced Evidence: Scientific Evidence & Expert Testimony
This course explores the area of scientific and expert testimony in the federal and state courts. The course focuses primarily on the evidentiary standards for admission of expert evidence (most commonly the Daubert standard) and its application to specific subject areas. The course also exposes students to the science underlying various forms of expert evidence, including cutting edge topics such as DNA and neuroscience. Guest lecturers are used extensively. A substantial paper is required.