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Experts, Inference and Innocence

Presented by the Seton Hall Law Review

In honor of the life’s work of Professor D. Michael Risinger, who will be retiring at the end of January 2018, Seton Hall University School of Law is convening a day and a half symposium on October 27 and 28, 2017 devoted to the topics that have dominated Prof. Risinger’s scholarship for the last three decades. The title of the symposium, “Experts, Inference and Innocence,” captures the three main foci. Twenty-five internationally-renowned scholars will join Professor Risinger and present papers in six panels dealing with the current state of forensic science reform; the notion of validity as applied to expert evidence; how to communicate expert results intelligibly to lay jurors; how the legal system should treat convictions based on now-discredited forensic expertise; how best to instruct juries on standards of proof, especially on proof beyond a reasonable doubt; and the trade-offs involved in protecting the innocent through human procedures that also risk freeing the guilty.

Friday, October 27, 2017 ¦ 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 ¦ 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Larson Auditorium

10 NJ CLE CREDITS (2 ethics)
If attending Friday only: 6.5 (no ethics credit) / Saturday only: 3.5 (2 ethics)
8.5 PA CLE (2 ethics)
If attending Friday only: 5.5 (no ethics credit) / Saturday only: 3 (2 ethics)

Registration fee includes parking, conference meals and CLE credits. Ticket fee waived for academics, public defenders and current law students.
$75 per person - Full program - Friday and Saturday
Special Seton Hall Law School alumni rate - $60 per person – Full Program – Friday and Saturday
$50 per person - Half program - Friday only or Saturday only
Special Seton Hall Law School alumni rate - $35 per person – Friday only or Saturday only

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CLE Financial Assistance is available for qualified registrants. Learn more here.

If you have any questions regarding this symposium, please contact the following individuals. Questions about event? Contact Tracy Buffer at Questions about event registration? Contact Rose Martins at Questions about CLE? Contact Rosa Alves at


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CLE Information

New Jersey is now an approved jurisdiction of New York Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits thus allowing attorneys admitted in New York to attend and earn credits for programs accredited by New Jersey. Since Seton Hall Law School is an accredited provider of New Jersey CLE courses and the event will take place in New Jersey, New York has granted reciprocity to our program. Therefore, pursuant to New York rules, we will no longer issue New York CLE certificates. However, you will receive a New Jersey CLE certificate for your attendance which may be used to seek credit in New York. For more information on NY rules please see page 15 of the NY State CLE regulations and guidelines available at

Seton Hall Law School is also an accredited provider for Pennsylvania CLE. If you are seeking Pennsylvania CLE credits, please be sure to provide your Pennsylvania attorney identification number and request a Pennsylvania certification and evaluation form at registration (check-in).

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I ( that I am a practicing attorney and request NJ CLE credits for attending this program. I understand that only a NJ Certificate of Attendance will be issued for my attendance and that I may use same to seek reciprocity for other jurisdictions including NY.

I (   that I am a practicing attorney and request PA CLE credits for attending this program. I understand that on the day of the event, I will need to provide Seton Hall University School of Law with my PA attorney identification number in order to receive the credits. PA credits will be available electronically; no Certificate of Attendance will be issued.