Course Details

Evidence

Evidence law governs practices in the American trial. This course will examine Evidence by focusing upon the application of the Federal Rules of Evidence to situations described in the text below, ┬┐Problems in Evidence.┬┐ Among the rules studied will be relevance, expert testimony, impeachment of witnesses and hearsay. The latter will consume a substantial part of the course. Method of Evaluation: Class participation in problem discussions and Administratively Scheduled closed book exam. The Federal Rules of Evidence will be provided at the exam. Rules will be a photocopy of pages 935 to 982 of the Merritt and Simmons text indicated below. Items required for the course: Merritt and Simmons, Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom (West 3rd edition 2015); ISBN #978-1-62810-100-3; Broun, Mosteller & Gianelli, Problems in Evidence (West 5th Ed. 2011); ISBN 978-0-314-19889-1

Catalog Number: LITARB 630H
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute Resolution
Additional Course Information: Open to First Year Students


Course History

Fall 2015
Title: Evidence
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce Anne (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 48

Fall 2014
Title: Evidence
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce Anne (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 17

Fall 2013
Title: Evidence
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce Anne (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 56

Fall 2012
Title: Evidence
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce Anne (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 52