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TU's Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Lecture in Law: "The Reliability of Forensic Evidence"

By Rich Fisher

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Tulsa, OK – We know all about police-procedural TV shows like "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Cold Case" --- they (and their off-spring) have become the norm on American television. But what are the facts behind these fictional (and highly dramatic) programs? And how, more generally, are the many rapid advancements in DNA research and forensic technology affecting the proceedings of today's courtrooms? And how reliable is forensic evidence in the first place? On today's show, we hear from Jennifer E. Laurin, an assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Law. She'll deliver the Fifth Annual Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Lecture in Law at The University of Tulsa College of Law tonight (the 8th) at 6pm. The event is free to the public; it will occur in the Price & Turpen Courtroom in John Rogers Hall on the TU campus. Laurin's lecture is entitled "Investigating Science, Administering Justice: Toward a Systemic Understanding of Forensic Science."