Saks to be judge at ABA webinar

ASU Regents’ Professor of Law and Psychology Michael Saks will be a judge at the American Bar Association’s webinar titled, “Forensic Science in the Courts.” It will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., March 22.

The judges will discuss a recent report from the National Academy of Sciences, titled “Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward,” that calls forensic science “badly fragmented.” The report makes the case for extensive, wide-ranging reforms from the crime scene to the courtroom. The judges will answer whether “junk” science can be good evidence.

To register, visit CLE credit will be offered.

Saks’ research focuses on empirical studies of the legal system, especially decision making, the behavior of the litigation system and the law’s use of science. A Faculty Fellow in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, he is the fourth most-cited law-and-social-science scholar in the U.S., and has authored approximately 200 articles and books. Courses he has taught include criminal law, evidence, law and science, property and torts.