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241 sec. 003 - Evidence (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Mai Linh Spencer  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meeting:

    WTh 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
    Location: Law 140
    From August 18, 2021
    To November 23, 2021

Course Start: August 18, 2021
Course End: November 23, 2021
Class Number: 31715

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 65
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 68
As of: 10/26 01:27 AM


This course will examine the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE), as well as related common-law and constitutional doctrine. Topics include: relevance; character evidence; impeachment and rehabilitation; hearsay; expert and lay opinion witnesses; and privileges. The instructor, Mai Linh Spencer [ https://www.uchastings.edu/people/mai-linh-spencer/], is an experienced practitioner and a Clinical Professor at UC Hastings, where she teaches Evidence and the Individual Representation Clinic.

Professor Spencer uses live polling and other formative assessment methods to maximize both classroom learning and the skill of self-development. She encourages a growth mindset in the study of Evidence (and law school generally) and strives to achieve classroom equity. Time permitting, the class will incorporate some experiential learning techniques. There will be a short, multiple-choice midterm and a closed-book final exam to ensure that students are prepared for the California bar exam.

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

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Books:
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  • An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases
    Ronald Jay Allen, Eleanor Swift, David S. Schwartz, Alex Stein
    Edition: 6th ed., 2016
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    ISBN: 9781454862987
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.wklegaledu.com/aspen-casebook-series/id-9781454862987/an_analytical_approach_to_evidence_text_problems_and_cases_sixth_edition
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $298.00
    Price Source: user provided

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