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News Posted on August 17, 2017

Professor Imwinkelried Speaks at International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science

On August 14-16 Professor Ed Imwinkelried participated in the Sixth International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science in Baltimore. On the morning of the first day of the conference, he delivered a keynote address. In the address, he discussed the challenge of drafting comprehensive evidence reform legislation.

That afternoon he chaired a panel discussing reform initiatives in various countries. The panel included the drafters of evidence legislation in the People's Republic of China and Tanzania as well as the Reporter for the Federal Rules of Evidence.

The next day he chaired  a second panel. The panel discussed a wide range of evidentiary issues, including corroboration, the admissibility of a witness's pretrial statements as substantive evidence, and the excited utterance hearsay exception.

Professor Imwinkelried is a member of the Governing Council of the International Association of Evidence Science. The IAES sponsors the conference every other year. The next conference is scheduled for Germany in 2019.