Evidence for Litigators

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 3.140
THU 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.140

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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.


Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Wellborn's Cases and Materials on The Rules of Evidence, 7th *
Olin Guy Wellborn, III
West , edition: 7th
ISBN: 9781634606226
Goode and Wellborn's Courtroom Evidence Handbook, 2019-2020 Student Edition *
Steven Goode & Olin Guy Wellborn III
West , edition: 2019
ISBN: 9781642420180
People of the State of California v. Phil Spector, Case File *
Ann Murphy
Aspen , edition: 2010
ISBN: 978-07355-9795-2


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
10/06/2020 Instructor(s) updated
Meeting times changed
Exam information updated
Experiential credit changed