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The rules of evidence are the rules of trial. Lawyers who set foot in court are required to have mastered trial evidence. This class begins that process of mastery. Evidence is a rules based subject. The focus in this class will be on the Federal Rules of Evidence. This course will examine the rules governing the admission, exclusion, and presentation of evidence in judicial proceedings. Topics to be covered in this course include the law governing the “Best Evidence” rule; judicial notice; relevance; authentication; the hearsay rule and its exceptions; rules of exclusion; character and habit evidence; witness qualification, confrontation, impeachment and rehabilitation of witnesses; competency; privileges; and review of evidentiary rulings.
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First Class Readings
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