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Evidence (Rudovsky)

Spring 2024   LAW 631-001  

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Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Other Professional Skills:

Grading
10% Participation,
90% Exam

Exam
Multiple Choice,
Short Answer,
Essay,
In Class,
Open-Book (case book, rules and personal outline)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets in person.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. If you are absent due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can send you an email with instructions for accessing the recording for the class session(s) you missed.

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

Meeting Times/Location
MWF 9:00AM - 10:15AM
Gittis Hall 213

Category
Upper-Level

Credits
4.0

Trials are conducted with evidence. But which evidence is admissible, and why? This course will focus on the answers to those questions provided by the Federal Rules of Evidence and related case law. We will cover the central issues of relevance and hearsay; character, prior bad acts, and habit; scientific and other expert evidence; privileges; authentication; and conceptual and trial practice issues. Class will be mostly problem-based. Grades will be determined by the end-of-semester exam and by class participation.

Course Concentrations

Skills Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of the individual course skill; Demonstrate the ability to receive and implement feedback; Demonstrate an understanding of how and when the individual course skill is employed in practice.

Courts and the Judicial System Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of both substantive and procedural issues in the operation of our legal system; Perform legal analysis in the context of procedural issues and the judicial process; Communicate effectively on topics related to procedure and the judicial process; Demonstrate an understanding of how procedural issues and the judicial process affect all other area of our legal system.

Criminal Law and Procedure Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of criminal law and procedure; Perform legal analysis in the context of criminal law and procedure; Communicate effectively on topics related to criminal law and procedure; Demonstrate an understanding of the role criminal law and procedure play in society and their impact on other areas of law and society.


Textbooks

"Evidence Under the Rules: Text, Cases, and Problems , Tenth Edition and Federal Rule" by Mueller, Christopher B. / Kirkpatrick, Laird C. / Richter, Liesa
Edition: 10e
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
ISBN: 9781543859089
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