Evidence   [Archived Catalog]
School of Law 2012-2013 Academic Catalog

LAW 623 - Evidence

Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
Examination of the law of evidence (emphasizing the Federal Rules of Evidence), theory of proof, objectives and limitations of an adversary system of dispute resolution, norms and restraints on advocacy, and allocation of responsibility between judge and jury. Topics explored, with a view toward developing both a critical perspective and an understanding of fundamental unifying principles, include: hearsay; relevance; witnesses (e.g., competence, privileges, examination, and experts); documentary and real evidence; judicial notice; burden of proof; and presumptions.