Course Descriptions

Summer 2014 Criminal Law Class Descriptions

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Evidence (Jeffrey Bellin)

4 credit(s), Standard Letter Graded
Concentration(s): Criminal Law (LLMG)

This course is intended to provide students with the ability to identify and correctly analyze evidentiary issues under the Federal Rules of Evidence and analogous state evidence codes, with reference to constitutional provisions where applicable. The course also provides a framework for evaluating the policy rationales that animate evidence doctrine. Primary topics will include: relevance, character evidence, witness impeachment and corroboration, hearsay (and the hearsay exceptions), the Confrontation Clause, and expert and lay opinion testimony.

Note: This is a required course for the Civil Litigation (JD) and Criminal Litigation (JD) concentrations.

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