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    Forensic Fridays Series Examines Neuroscience in Civil and Criminal Litigation

    With the explosion of litigation stemming from traumatic brain injuries and post-concussive syndrome, as well as the emerging role of fMRI (Functioning Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans to detect deception in criminal suspects, the role of neuroscience in the justice system has never been greater.

    Join Duquesne's Wecht Intstitute of Forensic Science and Law as it presents Neuroscience on Trial: New Uses of Neuroscientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Litigation, the second in its five-part Forensic Fridays series.

    Seminar panelists and presenters who will examine the role of neuroscience include:

    • Dr. Lawson F. Bernstein, Jr., a clinical and forensic neuropsychiatrist
    • William R. Caroselli, an attorney who concentrates his practice on personal injury law, toxic torts and complex litigation
    • Jane Campbell Moriarty, associate dean and the Carol Los Mansmann Chair in Faculty Scholarship at Duquesne's School of Law
    • Dr. Alexander Kranjec, assistant professor of psychology at Duquesne's McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, who will serve as moderator.

    The Forensic Fridays series was developed by the Wecht Intstitute to offer continuing legal education (CLE) opportunities on a regular basis and in shorter courses better suited to the busy schedules of professionals.

    When: Friday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

    Where: Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Information: Neuroscience on Trial has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) hours of substantive CLE credit. The cost is $30 per person for the general public, $10 for non-Duquesne students, $45 for public attorneys, government employees and nurses, $35 for teachers and $75 for private attorneys.

    For more information on the Forensic Fridays seminars and to register, call 412.396.1330, email or visit

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