The presentation surveys the state of expert opinion evidence in civil and criminal proceedings in the aftermath of Dasreef (2011) 85 ALJR 694, Aytugrul  HCA 15, several other recent decisions, and significant international developments.
Presenters: Gary Edmond and Andrew Ligertwood
Gary Edmond is a professor of law at the University of New South Wales and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. His research interests, spanning the Anglo-American world, are primarily focused on the evidentiary and procedural dimensions of expert evidence, particularly admissibility issues and the forensic sciences.
He is a member of the Standards Australia forensic science reference, the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science, the Society for the Social Study of Science (US) and sits on the Council of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is currently engaged in an ARC-funded empirical study of expert evidence in Australia.
Andrew Ligertwood is an emeritus fellow at the University of Adelaide.
Date: 25 October 2012
Time: 7.30 am -8.40 am
Breakfast: A buffet continental breakfast will be served, accompanied by tea, coffee and juice
Venue: National Wine Centre (Cnr North Tce and Hackney Road)
Cost: $130 – Standard ticket
$110 – Alumni ticket
$75 – Young lawyers discount ticket (for those who have been admitted for less than 3 years)
The event will attract 1 CPD point in a required unit (professional skills).
Please RSVP by 23 October
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