Law 211 - Evidence

Paul Bergman

Paul Bergman

Professor of Law Emeritus
B.A. UCLA, 1965
J.D. UC Berkeley, 1968
UCLA Faculty Since 1970
Course Description:

The course will focus on the usual range of evidentiary topics: relevance, hearsay, character evidence, documentary evidence, opinions, confrontation, burdens and presumptions, and problems in the examination of witnesses. We will explore various ways of treating these issues, with emphasis on the approaches of the Federal Rules of Evidence and the California Evidence Code.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Students will learn to identify important differences between the Federal Rules of Evidence and the California Evidence Code.

Students will understand the similarities between elements for substantive laws and foundational elements for evidence rules.

Students will learn how lawyers use evidence rules to prepare witnesses to testify at trial and to elicit evidence at trial.

Students will learn the principles of evidence commonly tested on the California Bar Exam.  

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Paul Bergman 19S 211 LEC 1 MW 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 3.0 No No