Thursday, November 27, 2003

Seton Hall Law Review Publishes Symposium on Daubert

Via the Blawg Review, we learn that the Seton Law Hall Review has published an issue devoted to a symposium on Daubert and expert evidence. The roster of contributors includes Joseph Sanders, Neil B. Cohen, Joe S. Cecil, Christopher B. Mueller, Michel F. Baumeister, Dorothea M. Capone, Richard D. Friedman, Paul C. Giannelli, Roger C. Park, Margaret A. Berger, Jennifer L. Groscup, Steven D. Penrod, Michael J. Saks, and R. Erik Lillquist. The symposium's focus is divided roughly evenly between civil and criminal proceedings.
Fed. R. Evid. 702: If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.