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241 sec. 002 - Evidence (Spring 2022)
Instructor: Burt Neuborne (view instructor's profile)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
W 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
Location: Law 132
From January 12, 2022
To April 22, 2022
Course End: April 22, 2022
Class Number (1Ls): 31484
Class Number: 31484
Enroll Limit: 81
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM
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 be found at: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codesTOCSelected.xhtml?tocCode=EVID&tocTitle=+Evidence+Code+-+EVID
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