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The Robert F. Borkenstein Course, at the Center for Studies of Law in Action

A student in the alcohol course asks a question of the faculty panel

A student in the alcohol course asks a question of the faculty panel

Boris Moczula lecturing on legal challenges and controversies during the Alcohol Course

Boris Moczula lecturing on legal challenges and controversies during the Alcohol Course

Pat Harding lectures on challenges to breath- and blood-alcohol testing

Pat Harding lectures on challenges to breath- and blood-alcohol testing

Dr. Marilyn Huestis

Dr. Marilyn Huestis

Jayne Thatcher gives a presentation on benzodiazepines and driving

Jayne Thatcher gives a presentation on benzodiazepines and driving

Kip Schlegel, Director of the IU Center for Studies of Law in Action, received the 2007 Widmark Award on behalf of the Center

Kip Schlegel, Director of the IU Center for Studies of Law in Action, received the 2007 Widmark Award on behalf of the Center

Dr. Kurt Dubowski teaches students the historical perspectives on alcohol testing

Dr. Kurt Dubowski teaches students the historical perspectives on alcohol testing

Lionel Raymon teaches on the principles of pharmacology and drug effects

Lionel Raymon teaches on the principles of pharmacology and drug effects

Dr. Barry Logan, Center Executive Director, received the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Rolla N. Harger Award in 2010

Dr. Barry Logan, Center Executive Director, received the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Rolla N. Harger Award in 2010

Students listen as Dr. Barry Logan discusses the chemistry of alcoholic beverages

Students listen as Dr. Barry Logan discusses the chemistry of alcoholic beverages

A course manual, provided to each student, remains a valuable source of information long after the course ends

A course manual, provided to each student, remains a valuable source of information long after the course ends

Jeff Teitelbaum, Marilyn Huestis, and Dr. Barry Logan participate in the Drug Course faculty panel discussion

Jeff Teitelbaum, Marilyn Huestis, and Dr. Barry Logan participate in the Drug Course faculty panel discussion

Mary Anderson interacts with students during her lecture on expert testimony

Mary Anderson interacts with students during her lecture on expert testimony

Dr. Lionel Raymon converses with a student at a reception at the IU Art Museum

Dr. Lionel Raymon converses with a student at a reception at the IU Art Museum

Faculty, administration, and students enjoy a time for casual interaction at a reception at the IU Art Museum

Faculty, administration, and students enjoy a time for casual interaction at a reception at the IU Art Museum

Drug course students enjoy a relaxed discussion during a class break

Drug course students enjoy a relaxed discussion during a class break

A student in the Drug Course addresses the faculty panel with a question

A student in the Drug Course addresses the faculty panel with a question

Stephen Talpins discusses the presentation of drug impairment evidence in court

Stephen Talpins discusses the presentation of drug impairment evidence in court

Jim Wigmore teaches on forensic alcohol toxicology databases

Jim Wigmore teaches on forensic alcohol toxicology databases

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UPCOMING COURSES:

The Borkenstein Drug Course:

The Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
September 22-26, 2014

The Borkenstein Alcohol Course

Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington, IN
December 7-12, 2014 -  Registration now OPEN!
View our printable brochure   December 2014 Draft Course Schedule

The Borkenstein Course:

More than 5,000 students from the United States, Canada and around the world have attended our programs over the last fifty years, taking the knowledge they learned on the campus at Bloomington, IN back to their laboratories, departments and agencies. The courses, founded in 1957 by Professor Robert F. Borkenstein, inventor of the Breathalyzer, and a leading early proponent of traffic safety research, have consistently offered world class training for forensic scientists and technicians involved in testing and testimony for alcohol and drug related traffic safety programs.

Our instructors are among the best known names in their field from around the world, and all are involved in investigation, research and testimony on alcohol, drugs and traffic safety topics.

We continually update our course content to ensure it reflects the issues of concern and interest to our students. Visit our faculty pages to see the current lecture topics, summaries and resource documents.