Evidence for Litigators

Read the course description below to learn how this course will be taught.

Class Unique: 29415

This course will be taught in person but with the option of remote participation via Zoom.  Please note that this course might become online-only in the event that actual in-person attendance during the semester consistently falls below a threshold to be determined in the exercise of reasonable discretion by the instructor and the Student Affairs Office.

This course combines all the traditional knowledge and theory of a traditional evidence class but adds the layer of applying the rules in practice. Students practice arguing evidentiary motions, have weekly application exercises and explore issues of memory, false confessions, digital evidence and the future of evidence and technology. This course is for students who intend to practice civil or criminal litigation and want a deeper understanding of how judges interpret the rules and how lawyers use the rules to their advantage. 

Students who have taken Evidence may not take Evidence for Litigators.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Wednesday 10:35 - 11:29 am TNH 3.140
Thursday 10:35 am - 12:33 pm TNH 3.140
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/11/21

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable


  • People of the State of California v. Phil Spector, Case File - Ann Murphy
      Aspen , edition: 2010
      ISBN: 978-07355-9795-2   (required)
  • Goode and Wellborn's Courtroom Evidence Handbook, 2020-2021 Student Edition - Steven Goode & Olin Guy Wellborn III
      West , edition: 2020
      ISBN: 9781642420180   (required)
  • Wellborn's Cases and Materials on The Rules of Evidence, 8th - Olin Guy Wellborn, III
      West , edition: 8th
      ISBN: 9781684675982   (required)