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241 sec. 003 - Evidence (Fall 2023)

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


WTh 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Law 140
From August 23, 2023
To November 30, 2023

Course Start: August 23, 2023
Course End: November 30, 2023
Class Number: 31940

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 34
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 65
As of: 02/07 02:03 PM

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=], 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 and a bar-style essay.

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Exam Length: 3 hours
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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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
    ISBN: 9781454862987
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: $298.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.

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