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241 sec. 002 - Evidence (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Robert D. Infelise  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.

Meeting:

    TuTh 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From August 18, 2020
    To November 20, 2020

Course Start: August 18, 2020
Course End: November 20, 2020
Class Number: 32235

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 27
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 09/25 10:21 AM


This course explores the law of proof in civil and criminal trials. Our principal focus is the Federal Rules of Evidence and the federal appellate court opinions interpreting and filling gaps in the Federal Rules, as well as the intersection of the Federal Rules and the Sixth Amendment’s “Confrontation Clause.” Topics include the relevance requirement, when hearsay is admissible, the uses and abuses of character evidence, the appropriate means of impeaching and rehabilitating witnesses, and the attorney-client privilege.

Instructor Biography: Robert D. Infelise received his A.B. from Cal in 1977 and his J.D. from Berkeley Law in 1980. Upon graduating, Mr. Infelise joined the Los Angeles office of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, one of the nation's premier law firms specializing in the real estate and financial services industries. Since the mid-1980’s, he has specialized in litigation involving soil and groundwater contamination. In 1998, Mr. Infelise helped found Cox, Castle & Nicholson's San Francisco office and later served as its managing partner. He is the former chair of the Advisory Committee, as well as former acting Executive Director, of Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment. In 2002-2003, Mr. Infelise was the acting head of Berkeley Law’s environmental law program. In 2014, he was named a “Christopher Edley, Jr. Lecturer.”

Mr. Infelise writes and speaks on issues involving soil and groundwater pollution, as well as climate change. His scholarly work begins and ends with an article co-authored by Professor Robert A. Kagan entitled "American State Supreme Court Justices, 1900-70," American Bar Foundation Research Journal, 1984 (Vol. 2, Spring).

In addition to this course, Mr. Infelise teaches Environmental Law & Policy; the Environmental Law Writing Seminar; Climate Change and the Law; Contracts for LLMs; and Remedies.

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

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Books:
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  • Evidence: Cases, Commentary, and Problems
    David A. Sklansky
    Edition: 5th Edition
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    ISBN: 9781543804577
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.wklegaledu.com/Sklansky-Evidence5
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $294.00
    Price Source: user provided

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