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Spring 2021 Course


Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule

This course will examine the rules and principles of American evidence law, focusing on both the practical application of evidentiary rules in court and the questions of policy, epistemology, and institutional design that govern them. Topics will include relevance, hearsay and its exceptions, privileges, character evidence, lay and expert opinion, scientific proof, direct and cross examination, competence, impeachment, rehabilitation, authentication, and presumptions, as well as certain constitutional issues bearing on evidence. The course will center on the Federal Rules of Evidence, but will incorporate select state and foreign counterparts.