Program Committee

Location and sponsor

The 2019 Evidence Summer Workshop will be held at Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville on May 23-24, 2019. The Workshop is sponsored by Vanderbilt Law School’s Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program.



Vanderbilt is centrally located in Nashville’s Midtown area. Nearby hotels include the Loews Vanderbilt, the Kimpton Aertson Hotel, the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt, the Hilton Homewood Suites, the Hutton, and others. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Loews Vanderbilt at the conference rate of $209/night and can be accessed here. (Conference rate valid until 4/23 or until sold out.)

2019 Presenters


Ramona Albin

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

Sexual Fantasies and Consent: Revisiting the Admissibility of Victims' Sexual Fantasies Under the Consent Exception to the Rape Shield Law


Jeffrey Bellin

William & Mary Law School

Evidence of Wrongful Convictions


Binyamin Blum

University of California, Hastings College of Law

Going Ballistic: The Forgotten Origins of Forensic Weapon Identification, 1919-1924


Kiel Brennan-Marquez

University of Connecticut

The “What You Do, Not Who You Are” Principle


Aníbal Rosario Lebrón

Howard University School of Law

Evidence’s #Metoo Moment: Reforming the Impeachment of Gender-Sexual Based Violence Victims’ Character for Truthfulness


Emily Murphy

University of California, Hastings College of Law

Brain-based Memory Detection


Alex Nunn

University of Arkansas

Jurisdictional Elements and the Jury


Michael Pardo

The University of Alabama

What Grounds Legal Proof?


Amanda Pustilnik

University of Maryland School of Law

Evidence Without Law

Mark Spottswood

Florida State University

Toward a Continuous Burden of Proof


Zhuhao Wang

China University of Political Science and Law

The Fate of Evidence Law: Thinking Beyond the Federal Rules

Maggie Wittlin

University of Nebraska College of Law

Corroboration as a Condition of Admissibility