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241 sec. 003 - Evidence (Spring 2022)

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


M 3:35 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: Law 100
From January 10, 2022
To April 26, 2022

Course Start: January 10, 2022
Course End: April 26, 2022
Class Number: 31892
This course is open to 1Ls.

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 55
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

Evidence rules constrain proof at criminal and civil trials. We will study the Federal Rules of Evidence, related case law, and those constitutional concepts that limit proof at criminal trials. Topics include relevance, unfair prejudice, character evidence, impeachment, hearsay, the Confrontation Clause, and expert testimony. This evidence course covers only the Federal Rules of Evidence and does not address the California Evidence Code. The final exam is largely multiple choice.

Candis Mitchell serves as Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California. She has worked as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Northern and Southern District of California since 2005. She has represented indigent clients in all stages of federal criminal prosecution, from arraignment through petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. As a career public defender who has tried numerous federal jury trials, Candis is well-versed in the substantive and procedural aspects of evidentiary hearings, motion hearings, bench trials, and jury trials.

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Exam Length: 3.5 hours
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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  • Evidence: Cases, Commentary & Problems - you may use either the 4th or 5th edition
    Edition: 5th ed., 2020
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    ISBN: 9781543804577
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Price: $298.00
    Price Source: user provided

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