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Professor Tanina Rostain
J.D. Course 165 | 4 credit hours
This course is a study of the Anglo-American rules of proof, focusing on the Federal Rules of Evidence. The scope and function of the rules are examined against the backdrop of problems arising in the trial of issues of fact. Topics include relevance, impeachment, character evidence, hearsay and its exceptions, lay opinion and expert testimony, the best evidence rule and authentication. Through out-of-class simulations, students are introduced to developing a theory of the case, conducting direct and cross-examination of witnesses, and authenticating documents and real evidence.
Recommended: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Criminal Law.
Laptop use is not permitted.