This four credit course will focus on the rules of evidence designed to assure accurate courtroom recreation of external events. The course will place special emphasis on the current federal rules of evidence e.g. relevance, character and credibility, hearsay, expert testimony and related rules governing amissability of evidence. The course will use specific problems/fact patterns to highlight evidentuary alternatives and how courts and lawyers make strategic use of rules of evidence.
Note: For upper-level JD students, this course will be included in the Multi-Section round of registration.