Course Details

Evidence (ITA)

The law of evidence provides the grammar rules of the distinctive 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 focused on the issues indicated by the substantive law. An Evidence course will examine the rules of evidence, usually focusing on the dominant Federal Rules of Evidence. These rules include relevance, hearsay, expert testimony, impeachment of witnesses, rules surrounding the use of exhibits and evidentiary privileges. An Evidence course may also explore the relationship between these rules and the function of the trial in our legal order, the methods best calculated to result in reliable knowledge of past events, and the moral and political values that shape and qualify our search for such knowledge. JDs - Successful enrollment in LITARB 605 Trial Advocacy ITA is required for enrollment in Evidence ITA. LLMs - Successful enrollment in LITARB 605I Trial Advocacy Int’l Track is required for enrollment in Evidence ITA.

Catalog Number: LITARB 606
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute Resolution


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Evidence (ITA)
Faculty: Burns, Robert P. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 100     Actual: 31

Fall 2016
Title: Evidence (ITA)
Faculty: Burns, Robert P. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 100     Actual: 47

Fall 2015
Title: Evidence (ITA)
Faculty: Burns, Robert P. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 100     Actual: 39

Fall 2014
Title: Evidence (ITA)
Faculty: Burns, Robert P. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 100     Actual: 38