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241 sec. 003 - Evidence (Fall 2024)

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

Meeting:

WTh 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Law 132
From August 21, 2024
To November 21, 2024

Course Start: August 21, 2024
Course End: November 21, 2024
Class Number: 32068

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 58
Waitlisted: 3
Enroll Limit: 70
As of: 07/18 06:30 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 [https://www.uclawsf.edu/people/mai-linh-spencer/], is an experienced practitioner and a Clinical Professor at UC Law SF, 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 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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Books:
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  • Merritt and Simmons's Learning Evidence: from the Federal Rules to the Courtroom, 5th
    Deborah Jones Merritt (‡e author), Ric Simmons
    Edition: 5th
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9781684675784
    e-Book Available: Yes
    Price: To Be Determined

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