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Books & Resources for JD Program

This guide contains required and recommended materials and resources for each course in the JD program of the JFK School of Law

Required Textbooks

1 Textbook: Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases, 7th Ed. (2017), Andre A. Moenssens, Betty Layne DesPortes, Steven D. Benjamin (West Academic)

First time using this textbook, you will go directly to, locate the book under "Materials Provided by my School," agree to the Terms of Service, then you can view the E-Book. 

What is Scientific Evidence?

This two-credit course will offer an introduction to scientific evidence and expert testimony in the court room. We will address legal principles governing admissibility and how to effectively proffer as well as challenge scientific evidence. In doing so, the course will cover principles related to scientific reliability and survey various underlying forensic disciplines. We will address applicable ethical considerations, and work on written and oral advocacy skills as well. Evidence is a helpful prerequisite.

Recommended Resources

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