Professor Paul Giannelli Lectures on the Admissibility of Scientific Evidence

On April 1, Mercer Law School hosted Professor Paul C. Giannelli, a nationally recognized expert in the area of Scientific Evidence. Professor Giannelli is the Weatherhead Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve Law School. He has authored numerous books and articles about Evidence, including serving as the author of the Scientific Evidence Column in the ABA Criminal Justice Journal. He has served as Reporter for the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Standards on DNA Evidence, and he has served as co-chair of the ABA Ad Hoc Committee on Innocence to Ensure the Integrity of the Criminal Process. Professor Giannelli shared remarks about the admissibility of scientific evidence, such as fingerprints and ballistics, in light of the 2009 National Academy of Sciences Report. Judge C. Ashley Royal, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and an adjunct professor at the Law School, participated in the discussion.