Evidence for Litigators

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 10:35 - 11:29 am TNH 3.140
THU 10:35 am - 12:33 pm TNH 3.140

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final (administered by Exam4) May 11, 2021


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

People of the State of California v. Phil Spector, Case File *
Murphy, Ann
ISBN: 978-0-7355-9795-2
Cases and Materials on the Rules of Evidence *
Wellborn, Guy and Wellborn, Olin Guy, III
West Academic , edition: 8
ISBN: 978-1-68467-598-2
Courtroom Evidence Handbook, 2020-2021 Student Edition *
Goode, Steven J. and Wellborn III, Olin Guy
West Academic
ISBN: 978-1-68467-987-4


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