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Expert Witnesses in Asylum Proceedings
November 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Session One: 9:30 to 12
Session Two: 1:00 to 3:30
University of North Carolina School of Law, Room 5052
Expert testimony can be critical to the outcome of asylum hearings. Academics and others with knowledge of country conditions, and medical and mental health professionals can harness their expertise to support asylum-seekers fleeing harm.
This training is designed to provide members of the academic community, professionals, and others with specialized knowledge with an overview of the purposes served by experts in these cases. Expert witnesses and immigration attorneys will explain the uses of expert evidence in asylum claims, offer practical advice on providing written and oral testimony, and engage in a discussion on the collaboration between attorneys and experts. UNC law students will present a mock trial examination of expert witnesses.
There will be one session specifically addressing country conditions experts followed by a second session devoted to mental health and medical evaluations. You can register for both sessions if you wish.
- Light refreshments will be provided.
- The event is free, but registration is required.
- A full agenda is available at the registration link. Materials will be provided to those who register.
- Directions and parking information
- Contact Deborah M. Weissman, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
Sponsored by the UNC School of Law and the UNC Institute for the Study of the Americas