Evidence

SLN #: 71545
Course Prefix: LAW-605
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Buel

Course Description:
The course provides an overview of evidence law in civil and criminal cases, including federal constitutional doctrines, policy, and practice. Focus is on the Federal Rules of Evidence, their ambiguities and common and reasonable interpretations, with some attention to areas in which the Arizona Rules of Evidence differ from the Federal Rules. We will study a rich array of topics such as relevance, hearsay and its exceptions, character evidence, privilege, the Confrontation Clause, impeachment, and expert testimony. The course employs a problem-based analysis of evidence, from both the text and videos, with doctrine and practice discussed in class. The theme of the course is distinctly pragmatic as evidence embodies the way in which lawyers think about proof, and will require substantial class participation.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.