LAW7557 - Evidence: Problems and Simulations

LAW7557 - Evidence: Problems and Simulations

Course Number: 

7557

Type: 

Practicum

Credits: 

4

Restriction:

Evidence (Law 7560)

This course is is a four credit, "lab" version of the basic evidence course, designed for students who think they may be interested in trial practice and/or who learn best through active, problem-based exercises. Traditional evidence topics will be covered, including relevance, hearsay, impeachment, the admissibility of expert evidence and the rules governing introduction of testimonial and tangible evidence. The course utilizes a textbook (not a traditional casebook), makes limited use of lectures and Socratic discussion, and places a premium on teaching through short problems, analyses of trial transcripts and role-play arguments and exercises concerning the admissibility of evidence. Grades will be determined based both on classroom performance and a final examination. Restrictions: Evidence.