Law 211 - Evidence

Eileen A. Scallen

Eileen A. Scallen

Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Affairs
Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A. St. Olaf College, 1981
M.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1983
J.D. University of Minnesota School of Law, 1986
UCLA Law 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.

Please review faculty specific descriptions for additional details regarding each offering.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Eileen Scallen 17S 211 LEC 2 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2017 LEC 2
Wonsowicz, Pavel Evidence: A Context and Practice Casebook    
ISBN: 9781594605215. Carolina Academic Press. REQUIRED $75.00
Capra, Daniel. Federal Rules of Evidence   2016/2017 ed.   
ISBN: 9781634607476. West. OPTIONAL $42.00