Law 211 - Evidence

Pavel Wonsowicz

Pavel Wonsowicz

Lecturer in Law
Director, Academic Support Program
B.A. Yale, 1988
J.D. Boston University, 1992
UCLA Law faculty since 2008
Course Description:

This course examines the law of proof and focuses on the Federal Rules of Evidence. The language, purpose, and policies underlying the evidence rules are stressed throughout in order to make the rules meaningful, predictable, and functional. In addition to covering the substantive rules of evidence, this course will explore the use of the rules of evidence as a tactical device to develop the narrative of a case and to disrupt the opponent’s narrative. Accordingly, the theme of this course is pragmatic, with a problem-based emphasis. The rules of evidence will be examined from an advocate’s perspective in order to develop students’ knowledge of what facts matter and how those facts can be proven.

Course Learning Outcomes:

1. Analytical reasoning
2. Developing a theory of the case
3. Strategic decision-making
4. Collaboration
5. Legal storytelling
6. Oral advocacy

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Pavel Wonsowicz 20F 211 LEC 1 MTR 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 4.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2020 LEC 1
Wonsowicz, Pavel. Evidence: A Context and Practice Casebook   2nd ed.  
ISBN: 9781531007034. Carolina Academic Press. REQUIRED $94.96