Law 211 - Evidence
Peter L. Reich
Academic Director, Law & Communication Intensive
M.A. UCLA, 1977
J.D. UC Berkeley, 1985
Ph.D. UCLA, 1991
This course examines the law governing the admission of evidence, focusing on the Federal Rules of Evidence (and to a lesser extent the California Evidence Code), related case law, and federal constitutional doctrine. A range of evidence topics are studied, including relevance, the role of the judge and jury, hearsay and its exceptions, confrontation, character evidence, form of direct and cross examination, impeachment, and expert testimony. Evidence is a recommended course for students who plan to take trial advocacy or other clinical offerings, and can serve as a basis for certification to appear in court during law school.
LL.M. students will learn to apply the Federal Rules of Evidence, and to a lesser extent California and New York rules, in litigation and negotiation contexts. They will become familiar with strategies for analyzing evidence questions on the California and New York bar examinations.
|Peter Reich||20S||211||LEC 3||MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM||4.0||No||No|
|This section limited to foreign LLM students.|
|Textbook for Spring 2020 LEC 3|
Galves, Imwinkelried and Leach. Evidence Simulations: Bridge to Practice 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781640200999. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED $30.00
Lilly, Captra and Saltzburg. Principles of Evidence 8th ed.
ISBN: 9781642425840. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED $54.00