Law 211 - Evidence

Eileen A. Scallen

Eileen A. Scallen

Professor of Practice and Director of Part-time Faculty
B.A. St. Olaf College, 1981
M.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1983
J.D. University of Minnesota School of Law, 1986
UCLA Faculty Since 2013
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.

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Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Eileen Scallen 18S 211 LEC 2 TR 10:35 AM - 12:35 PM 4.0 Yes No
  Prerequisites: Law 145. Civil Procedure and Law 120. Criminal Law
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2018 LEC 2
Wonsowicz, Pavel Evidence: A Context and Practice Casebook   2nd ed.  
ISBN: 9781531007034. Carolina Academic Press. REQUIRED $108.95
Capra, Daniel. Federal Rules of Evidence   2017/2018 ed.  
ISBN: 9781683287599. West. OPTIONAL $40.00