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Fall 2020 Course


Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule

This course will study the basic rules and principles of American evidence law, focusing primarily on the Federal Rules of Evidence and cases interpreting them. Topics to be covered will include: relevance, the hearsay rule and its exemptions and exceptions, character and propensity evidence, admissions, prior statements, lay and expert opinions, impeachment and rehabilitation, authentication, best evidence rule, privilege, unfair prejudice, and some of the constitutional questions that arise in connection with evidence. We will also look at related practical aspects of trial, such as referencing evidence in opening statements, conducting direct, cross and re-direct examinations, and making and responding to objections.

David Sklansky and Andrea Roth, “Evidence Cases, Commentary, and Problems”, Fifth Edition (2020), published by Wolters Kluwer as part of the Aspen Casebook Series.

Print + Casebook Connect: 9781543804577
Digital Only Casebook Connect: 9781543822038
Loose Leaf + Casebook Connect: 9781543822014
Rental + Casebook Connect: 9781543822021<
eBook: 9781543819649