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Spring 2019

Course Description
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the law governing proof and fact-finding in federal civil and criminal trials. It covers the rationales and assumptions underlying the Federal Rules of Evidence as well as the purpose animating the Sixth Amendment's Confrontation Clause. By the end of the course, you should be able to (i) recognize evidentiary issues; (ii) interpret the Federal Rules of Evidence and apply them to new factual scenarios; (iii) understand the constitutional limitations on the admissibility of evidence; and (iv) assess the effectiveness and policy consequences of those limitations.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-15-2019 - 04-23-2019   TR  3:30 PM-5:20 PM F309

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Grades are predicated upon the final essay examination, class participation, professionalism, and any written assignments.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions: You cannot enroll in this evidence section and International Moot Court. Those attending the LWOW kickoff must plan their travel to be back in time to attend class.
Law Track(s):
Litigation - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: The attached packet comprises the syllabus, which gives the assignment for the first few class meetings, and the supplemental readings for those classes. There is also a copy of the Federal Rules of Evidence attached. Both are also available in the Copy Center. You are expected to read not only the assigned readings but also the course policies. We don't have time to waste on that in class.

    See the syllabus.

    SyllabusPacket 1.pdf



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-2672
Office: G273