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603 - Evidence
Professor: Robert Martin Krivoshey
Semester: 2010 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Special Notes: Second-Year Priority Course
This course surveys the law of evidence. Students develop a facility with major evidentiary rules and concepts, based on a study of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Concepts covered include relevance, the use of character and scientific evidence, the definition and use of hearsay, the use of real and demonstrative evidence, the proper method of impeaching witnesses, foundation and authentication requirements, and the law of privileges. The class is taught primarily through the problem method. Armed with rules under study, students acting “in role” as counsel will attempt to introduce various items into evidence, while peers struggle to keep the evidence out.
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