University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Fall 2017

Course Description
The study of evidence law theory and practice today in law school is successfully accomplished by mastery of the Federal Rules of Evidence, first enacted by Congress effective in 1975. The approach employed in the required text, Evidence Law Mastery, is to capture the significant advantages of a lecture, text and problem approach to the learning of evidence, an approach used extremely successfully in all bar preparation courses. Prior to presentation of the rule of evidence under consideration and a textual explanation of its operation, Evidence Law Mastery ordinarily presents a “problem.” Each “problem” is designed to present a comprehensive hypothetical factual situation as it would arise in practice. In conjunction with lecture presentation and questions by students during class sessions, as each student reads the rule and text which follow immediately, he or she is searching for comprehension of the rule in operation that will provide an answer to the problem presented. The “problem” raises issues focusing on the rationale as well as the operation of the rule. Following the textual presentation is ordinarily a series of questions and/or true-false inquiries. The questions raise issues concerning the foregoing rule in a narrow contextual setting while the true-false inquiries are statements of law that are either correct or incorrect. The answers to the questions and true-false inquiries with explanation are captured immediately below. At the end of the section a suggested correct answer to the introductory “problem” is presented.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-14-2017 - 11-21-2017   TR  9:00 AM-10:50 AM E352

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Litigation - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information

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Phone: (305)284-5401
Office: G368