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241 sec. 003 - Evidence (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Burt Neuborne  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.

Meeting:

    TuTh 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
    Location: Law 140
    From January 14, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 14, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 31992

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 60
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 68
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM


This course will examine the law governing proof of facts, with special attention to the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE). Topics will include the allocation and size of burdens of proof, relevance, hearsay, character evidence, circumstantial inference, impeachment and rehabilitation, expert and lay opinion witnesses, and scientific evidence. The goal of the course is to provide students with the ability to critique and assess the admissibility of evidence in judicial and other fact-finding contexts. This will necessarily involve an understanding of the FRE, and related constitutional and common-law doctrines. Although this is not a trial advocacy or clinical course, one goal will be to impart a sense of how the Rules actually work in court. There will also be a strong concentration on the underlying common law theories that provide the basis of various codifications, The instructor has taught Evidence for 40 years at NYU Law School, and has litigated hundreds of federal and state cases during his career as a civil liberties lawyer.
The required textbook will be:the most recent edition of Weinstein et al, Evidence: Cases and Materials, plus any supplement.

The complete Federal Rules of Evidence with Advisory Committee Notes can be found at:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre
The California Evidence Code can de found at:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/calawquery?codesection=evid

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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Books:
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  • Evidence; Cases and Materials
    Weinstein et. al.
    Edition: 10th ed. / 2017
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781609303433
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $238.00
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