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The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at Stetson University College of Law, National Institute of Justice, fiscal year June to June

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $1,768,430)

In 1999, the National Institute of Justice concluded that the education of all the end users of forensic science was an important priority. (FORENSIC SCIENCES: REVIEW OF STATUS AND NEEDS).

This program will build upon the pilot program, Resource Guide for Users of Science and Technology, which was developed pursuant to the National Forensic Science Technology Center's (NFSTC) Cooperative Agreement #2000-RC-CX-K001 with the National Institute of Justice.

Under this award Stetson University College of Law will establish and maintain the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law.
The awardee will:
1. Develop an online resource.
2. Build partnerships with law schools, professional associations and federal and state agencies.
3. Sponsor Science and the Law Conference with other partners.
4. Convene Community Acceptance Panels.
5. Develop training modules with an emphasis on distance education.
6. Build an important reference collection of law, science and technology literature that will be available at the Clearinghouse and for interlibrary loan to other institutions.


Date Created: September 29, 2003