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241 sec. 002 - Evidence (Fall 2023)

Instructor: Jonah Gelbach  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


MTu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 110
From August 21, 2023
To December 04, 2023

Course Start: August 21, 2023
Course End: December 04, 2023
Class Number: 31602

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 43
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 65
As of: 12/08 01:30 AM

Evidence rules address which sources of proof are admissible in criminal and civil trials. We will study the Federal Rules of Evidence, related case law, and constitutional concepts that limit the use of certain types of proof, and we will also occasionally discuss state-specific evidence rules. Topics include relevance, unfair prejudice, character evidence, impeachment, hearsay, the Confrontation Clause, expert testimony, and, time allowing, privilege.

Important notes:

1. This evidence course focuses on the Federal Rules of Evidence and does not seek to the California Evidence Code.

2. This course will have remote Zoom meetings during three non-contiguous weeks. A schedule of which dates involve Zoom meetings will be available on the bCourses site by the first class meeting, and possibly substantially before that.

3. The final exam will be primarily multiple choice, although there will be a small number of short-answer questions as well.

4. We will be using Jeffrey Bellin's excellent and concise casebook, The Law of Evidence, which may be purchased new from Amazon for $30 (with used copies possibly available for less; see

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

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Required Books are in blue

  • A Quick Reference Guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence
    Jeffrey Bellin
    ISBN: 9798711843702
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: To Be Determined
  • The Law of Evidence
    Jeffrey Bellin
    ISBN: 9798652958077
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 30.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.

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