November 2, 2011
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Sara Lynn McCall, Graduate Assistant, Office of Communications

The Honors College Presents 'Genetic Privacy and the Constitution:Do You Know Where Your DNA Is?'

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University’s Honors College will present guest lecturer Professor Albert E. (Buzz) Scherr to speak about genetic privacy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the University Center Magnolia Room.

Scherr is a nationally recognized authority on forensic DNA evidence. Since
1990, he has served as the lead attorney in numerous pretrial hearings in homicide,
robbery and sexual assault cases to determine the admissibility of forensic DNA
evidence. In addition to his work involving forensic DNA evidence, he also has extensive experience as a trial and appellate lawyer for more than 20 years.

As a law professor, Scherr teaches courses in criminal procedure, evidence,
expert witnesses and scientific evidence, genetics and the law and trial advocacy. He directs the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of New Hampshire School of Law
and was a co-founder of the school’s Social Justice Institute.

This guest lecture is open to the public. For more information, please contact Ofelia R. Nikolova, director of the Honors College, at ornikolova@valdosta.edu.