National Forensic DNA Expert to Speak on Monday
by Karen Handley
April 8, 2005
Get directions to Wabash College Hays Hall
Wabash College invites you to hear speaker, Albert “Buzz” Scherr,
Monday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in room 104 of Hays Science Hall. The title
of his talk is “Do You Know Where Your DNA Is?”
Scherr is a professor of law at Franklin Pierce Law Center at Concord,
New Hampshire, and is a nationally recognized authority on forensic DNA
evidence. 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 1992 he was trial and
appellate counsel in a homicide case (State v. Vendebogart) that
resulted in the New Hampshire Supreme Court becoming one of the few
state Supreme Courts to find forensic DNA evidence inadmissible (pending
further technological developments).
In addition to his work involving forensic DNA evidence, Professor
Scherr has extensive experience as a trial and appellate lawyer for more
than 20 years. He has handled over 40 homicide cases and has substantial
trial experience as a criminal defense lawyer in a wide variety of cases.
His talk is free and open to the public.