Law 211 - Evidence

Peter L. Reich

Peter L. Reich

Lecturer in Law
Academic Director, Law & Communication Intensive
B.A. UCLA, 1976
M.A. UCLA, 1977
J.D. UC Berkeley, 1985
Ph.D. UCLA, 1991
UCLA Faculty Since 2017
Course Description:

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.

Course Learning Outcomes:

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. 

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
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 Information:
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