A College of Law CLE Webinar
12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom webinar link »
An eyewitness identification of a defendant can be powerful and persuasive evidence. At the same time, the majority of wrongful convictions involve a mistaken eyewitness identification. Professor Louisa Heiny of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Honorable Richard McKelvie of the Third District Court will discuss the admissibility of eyewitness identification evidence under Utah Rule of Evidence 617; how stress, fear, race, and other factors may affect memory storage and retrieval; best practices in lineup and show-up procedures; and the role of expert witnesses and jury instructions to help jurors understand the sometimes counter-intuitive science behind eyewitness identification.
1 hour CLE credit (pending).
For questions about this event contact Lori (801) 587-0059.