The Deakin Law School invites all students to register interest to this seminar featuring Justice Maxwell, President of the Court of Appeal.

The lecture titled ‘Preventing Miscarriages of Justice’, will provide some insight into the reliability of forensic evidence and the role of the trial judge as a gatekeeper. In this lecture, Justice Maxwell will discuss “the obvious risk in a criminal trial when expert evidence is led from a forensic scientist is that a jury will give the evidence more weight than it deserves.” His Honour will highlight that in order “to prevent unfair prejudice of that kind, it is essential that the reliability of the expert evidence be established to the Court’s satisfaction before it is led:” Tuite v The Queen [2015] VSCA 148.

This event will take place on Wednesday 2nd August from 5:30pm- 6:30pm at the Deakin Waterfront Campus at D3.211. Registration beforehand will be in Gallery Space, Level 1 from 5:00pm. The dress code is business attire.

For further information please contact Nerida Coghill, nerida.coghill@deakin.edu.au or the events team on lawevents@deakin.edu.au

To register for this free event, click here.

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