In your criminal law practice, the stakes are highest when homicide is the charge: one life’s been lost. Another may face the strictest sentencing our legal system can impose. Those stakes are even higher when key evidence hangs in twisted strands that need processing at a complex molecular level. And the complexity doesn’t stop there— you also have to contend with the implicit biases of witnesses and members of the jury who may be viewing the evidence through the lens of race.
No matter which side of the counsel table you hail from—prosecution or defense—this program amps up your awareness of the most determining scientific and social factors in homicide trial. Our panel gets you current on what’s happening in Massachusetts’ courts on both fronts. They present cresting case law, developments in post-conviction motions for access to forensic and scientific analysis, latest lessons from the Innocence Program, and news you can use from the DNA analysis frontier. You come away from this course savvier, more aware, and more knowledgeable.
Raise your homicide practice to a higher level.
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