241 sec. 003 - Evidence (Fall 2023)
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 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Law 140
From August 23, 2023
To November 30, 2023
Course End: November 30, 2023
Class Number: 31940
Enroll Limit: 65
As of: 12/01 05:30 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 and a bar-style essay.
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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: unknown
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