Course Details

Evidence

Evidence law governs practices in the American trial. This course will closely examine the rules of evidence in their own right, and further examine them from the perspective of their philosophical, political, and social implications. The twin objectives of the course are to convey a complete command of the law of evidence (including relevance, hearsay, witness examination, expert testimony, privilege, and exhibits), and to enhance the student's understanding of the deep issues lying just beneath the surface of the rules, including such matters as the nature of truth and its significance for dispute resolution and the role of other values in the litigation process, such as anti-discrimination policies or welfare maximization. The doctrinal focus of the course is the Federal Rules of Evidence, although divergences between the Federal Rules and the common law of evidence are noted and examined. **For Professor/section specific information please see class level description**

Catalog Number: LITARB 635


Course History

Fall 2019
Title: Evidence
Faculty: Allen, Ronald J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 67

Spring 2019
Title: Evidence
Faculty: Tuerkheimer, Deborah (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 68

Fall 2018
Title: Evidence
Faculty: Allen, Ronald J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 60

Fall 2018
Title: Evidence
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 19