Course Details

Evidence

The law of evidence provides the grammar rules of the language practices that prevail in the American trial. These rules have traditionally been thought to support the rule of law by enhancing the accuracy of trial "fact-finding" and by keeping the inquiry directed on the substantive issues. This course will examine Evidence by focusing upon the application of the Federal Rules of Evidence to problems. 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: Administratively Scheduled closed book exam. The Federal Rules of Evidence which will be provided.at the exam. Items required for the course: Merritt and Simmons, Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom (West 2d edition 2012); ISBN #978-0-314-27540-0; Broun, Mosteller & Gianelli, Problems in Evidence (West 5th Ed. 2011); ISBN 978-0-314-19889-1 Federal Rules of Evidence Handbook (LexisNexis 2014-15 edition); ISBN 978-163-043-6056. Also available in an eBook version whose ISBN is 978-163 -043-6063. Hughes Evidence Supplemental Course Pack (nonrefundable)


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


Course History

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



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



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



Spring 2012
Title: Evidence
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 45     Actual: 0



Fall 2011
Title: Evidence
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce Anne (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 51