The O.J. Simpson Trial:  A Retrospective

FREE EVENT
It has been over 25 years since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, yet this case remains one of the most notorious criminal trials in American history.  This “Trial of the Century” helped bring criminology and forensic science to the public eye, forever changing how jurors and forensic experts deal with  DNA as evidence in court while bringing to light the need for improved measures for crime scene and laboratory handling of evidence.  Join us and our interdisciplinary panelists as they discuss the case that brought forensic science to the world.

Panelists:

Robin Cotton, PhD; expert witness (DNA) in People v. O.J. Simpson
Bruce Weir, PhD; expert witness (statistics) in People v. O.J. Simpson
Rockne Harmon; prosecutor in People v. O.J. Simpson
Barry Scheck; defense attorney in People v. O.J. Simpson