LASSnet Webinar Series - 15 September 2022 - Guest Lecture : Lessons from Forensic Science :Why History Matters

On behalf of LASSnet anchored at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, in collaboration with the Centre for Law and Humanities, O.P. Jindal Global University and the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) SOAS, we are pleased to invite you for a talk on law and forensics by Dr Mitra Sharafi. We hope you will be able to join us and share the announcement with those interested.


Mitra Sharafi
Evjue-Bascom Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School (USA) with History affiliation

Chair & Discussant

Mrinal Satish
Professor of Law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Date: 15 September 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 5 pm IST


 Lessons from Forensic Science: Why History Matters?


The rise of medical jurisprudence and forensic science historically offers important lessons for how we should approach forensics today. Drawing from the history of forensics in colonial South Asia and the common-law world during the 19th-20th centuries, this talk provides cautionary tales pertaining to field formation, the establishment and migration of credibility, and the consolidation of authority of forensic fields.

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