Course Details


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 required book, “Problems in Evidence.” Similar rules to those in the Federal Rules of Evidence govern in most states. 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: Attendance; role play in Evidence problems, discussion participation; and administratively scheduled closed book exam. The Federal Rules of Evidence will be provided at the exam. Rules will be a photocopy of pages from the Merritt and Simmons required text. 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. C:/Hughes/Evd/DescriptionCourse2017.docx Q:/Faculty/Hughes shared/Evd/DescriptionCourse2017.docx

Catalog Number: LITARB 630H
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute Resolution

Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Evidence
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 40