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Fall 2021 Seminar

Advanced Topics in Evidence

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

We consider legal truth from jury view: proof by live witness, proof by expert, and the relationship of truth to evidence, time and viewpoint. We explore the nature of a judicial ‘finding of fact.’

Expect periodic short assignments in writing, peer appreciation and critique. We will discourse in both true-name zoom-space and pseudonymous threads-space. Students will write two papers for grade, an initial paper (500 words) in response to a specified question due at the outset of the exam period, and a final reflective paper (1500 words) due at the end of the exam period.

This is NOT a course on the Federal Rules of Evidence.