In this course we will study the basic rules and principles of American evidence law, focusing primarily on federal law (the Federal Rules of Evidence and cases interpreting them). Topics covered will include: relevance, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, character
and propensity evidence, examination and impeachment of witnesses, authentication and best evidence rules, privilege, unfair
prejudice, and some of the constitutional questions that arise in connection with evidence.
Evidence is a recommended prerequisite for the Trial Advocacy Workshop and can be the basis for certification to practice in conjunction with some of the Law School's clinical offerings.
Note: For upper-level JD students, this course will be included in the Multi-Section round of registration.