241 sec. 003 - Evidence (Fall 2022)
Instructor: Mai Linh Spencer (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
WTh 3:35 PM - 4:50 PM
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From August 24, 2022
To December 01, 2022
Course End: December 01, 2022
Class Number: 31839
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 02/17 06:39 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 [a href=https://www.uchastings.edu/people/mai-linh-spencer/ https://www.uchastings.edu/people/mai-linh-spencer//a], 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. The final exam will be in-class, closed-book, 3 hours; it will consist of multiple choice, short-answer questions, and a bar-style essay.
Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.
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Required Books are in blue
- 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
e-Book Available: Yes
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