Law 211 - Evidence

Ingrid Eagly

Ingrid Eagly

Professor of Law
A.B. Princeton University, 1991
J.D. Harvard Law School, 1995
UCLA Faculty Since 2008
Course Description:

Evidence law constrains the process of proof at trial.  In this course, we will study the Federal Rules of Evidence, related case law, and federal constitutional doctrine. We will survey a range of evidence topics, including relevance, hearsay and its exceptions, confrontation, character evidence, impeachment, and expert testimony. A special emphasis in this evidence course is placed on how evidence rules are applied in the courtroom. To enhance learning, a range of teaching techniques will be used, including group exercises, interactive clicker response questions, film clips, and problems based on real trials.

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students should gain the following substantive knowledge and practical lawyering skills: (1) Master the substantive and procedural law of evidence, including the topics most tested on the bar examination; (2) Develop skill in legal analysis and reasoning, at both the trial and appellate levels; and (3) Engage in trial-level problem solving by applying different sets of facts to evidence concepts we learn in class.