Since 1995, CLCT has conducted numerous experimental cases to study how modern technology can aid dispute resolution. All of these studies—known as Laboratory Trials—are conducted through case simulations and presided over by a distinguished federal or state judge.
Past Lab Trials have included a simulated multi-continent terrorism case with the world’s first known courtroom use of holographic evidence and virtual reality. Most recently, the 2010 CLCT Lab Trial focused on fabricated computer evidence, such as emails and computer files. The trial included testimony from two experienced FBI forensic computer experts, multi-media courtroom reporting and remote testimony.
Our Lab Trail experiments are often run in cooperation with international law schools, such as the University of Leeds (United Kingdom), Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and the University of Canberra (Australia).