Evidence for Litigators

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 3.125
THU 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.125

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam (administered by Exam4 in Closed mode) May 2, 2023 1:30 pm 2.139


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
Courtroom Evidence Handbook, 2022-2023 Student Edition *
Goode, Steven Jeffrey, Wellborn, Olin Guy, III
West Academic
ISBN: 978-1-63659-925-0
Cases and Materials on the Rules of Evidence *
Wellborn, Guy, Wellborn III, Olin, and Wellborn, Olin Guy, III
West Academic , edition: 8
ISBN: 978-1-68467-598-2


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05/19/2023 Meeting times changed
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03/22/2023 Meeting times changed
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