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796.20 - Evidence in TP
Professor: The Honorable Edmund A. Sargus Jr.
Semester: 2011 Winter
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
This seminar, offered by distinguished federal judges Edmund Sargus will examine a host of evidentiary issues that challenge trial courts and litigants in the course of a trial. By exploring these issues in a seminar setting students will gain a deeper understanding of the rules of evidence, their underlying policy objectives and their implications, than is possible in the more basic course on Evidence. In the second part of the semester, students will be given an opportunity to select a research topic of their own, present it to the class, and write a substantial paper concerning their topic. This will satisfy one of the writing requirements, as well as the seminar requirement. Evidence is not a prerequisite to the seminar, but students will find it helpful if they have had the course.
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