Course Description

601:556.691. EVIDENCE (3 or 4)

601:556 = 3 credits

601:691 = 4 credits

Chase, Finkelstein, Foley, Johnson, Lore, Shapiro

Strongly recommended as prerequisites: Criminal Law and Constitutional Law

A study of the law and rules (with particular attention given to the Federal Rules of Evidence) governing the proof of disputed issues of fact in criminal and civil trials, including the functions of judge and jury; relevancy; real and demonstrative evidence; authentication and production of writings; the examination, competency, and privileges of witnesses; hearsay; impeachment; and burden of proof, presumptions, and judicial notice.