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241 sec. 2 - Evidence (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Geoffrey Brown  
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Units: 4
Meeting Time: WThF 11:20-12:30
Meeting Location: 170

Course Start: January 11, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49660

This course examines the law of proof, with special attention to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Topics include relevance, hearsay, character evidence, authentication, competency, impeachment and rehabilitation, expert witnesses, scientific evidence, presumptions, and judicial notice.

Professor Geoffrey F. Brown started his legal career in the San Francisco Public Defender`s Office where he was a trial deputy from 1971-1979. While at the Public Defender's Office he tried a wide range of criminal cases, from misdemeanors to death penalty cases, and briefed and argued cases on appeal. In 1979 he was elected Public Defender of San Francisco and re-elected five times without opposition. In 2001 Governor Davis appointed Brown to the California Public Utilities Commission, where he served as a Commissioner until 2007. From 2007 to 2010 Brown was Dean of John F. Kennedy`s School of Law, where he continues to teach Evidence and Criminal Procedure. He has also taught Evidence and Criminal Procedure at other Bay Area law schools.

Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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  • Evidence
    David Alan Sklansky
    Publisher: New York : Aspen Publishers, c2008.
    ISBN: 9780735565623
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $153.49
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Federal Rules Evidence & California Evidence Code 2011 Supplement
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9780735508026
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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