Scientific Evidence Course Number: Law 291W Hours: 3 Course Type: Upper-Level Writing Requirement: Rigorous Writing Experience (RWE) Skills Requirement?: No Final Exam?: No Description: The law of evidence as it pertains to scientists and other experts; the basic science (at a level for lawyers) underlying many of the most frequent and controversial topics of expert testimony, including DNA evidence, medical causation, economics, statistics, accident and crime scene reconstruction, and the "forensic sciences"; the application of the law of evidence in these various areas; and tactical considerations. Related Courses: Best taken after basic evidence, but that course is not required. Prerequisites: None.