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241 sec. 1 - Evidence (Fall 2012)

Instructor: Mai Linh Spencer  (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
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Units: 4
Meeting Time: MTuW 10:00-11:10
Meeting Location: 140

Course Start: August 22, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49580

This course examines the law of proof, with special attention to the Federal Rules of Evidence, and coverage of the California Evidence Code where the two materially differ. Topics include relevance, hearsay, character evidence, authentication, witness competence, impeachment and rehabilitation, expert witnesses, scientific evidence, and presumptions.

Mai Linh Spencer spent five years as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, prosecuting federal criminal civil rights violations. After moving to the Bay Area, she represented capital and non-capital defendants on direct appeal as a Deputy State Public Defender. She spent the following three years as a Clinical Teaching Fellow and then Assistant Clinical Professor in the Civil Justice Clinic at UC Hastings, where she taught and supervised students handling employment, social security, landlord-tenant, and clean-slate cases.

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Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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  • Evidence: Text, Cases and Problems
    Ronald Jay Allen , Richard B. Kuhns , Eleanor Swift , David S. Schwartz , Michael S. Pardo
    Edition: Fifth Edition
    Publisher: Aspen
    ISBN: 9780735596405
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $200.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Federal Rules of Evidence and California Evidence Code 2012 Case Supplement
    David A. Sklansky,
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9781454812166
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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