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Evidence
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Type

LEC

Credits

4 cr.

Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

A study of relevance, admission and exclusion of evidence, direct and cross- examination, judicial notice, hearsay, expert testimony, burdens of proof and presumptions, privileged communications.

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Sections

Spring 2016: Evidence

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

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Fall 2015: Evidence

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  • Adj. Professor Paul Murphy (BIO)

Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

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Summer 2015: Evidence

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

lawschool.westlaw.com... page&courseid=194829

Syllabus

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Details:

       EVIDENCE U. of Minn. Law School Summer, 2015 (Shumaker)

ASSIGNMENTS FOR FIRST WEEK—Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27  (Note that the documents mentioned will be on TWEN)

1.  Read the Course Syllabus (3 pages)

2.  Scan the General Discussion Outline and Reading Assignments (13 pages)

3.  Browse through the NITA Federal Rules of Evidence manual.  Note that the full text of the Federal Rules (FRE) is printed beginning at page 151.  Although the course text has most (not all) of the federal rules, they are distributed through the text chapters.  This manual is more convenient.  I will tell you more about using the manual later.

4.  Read Sections A, B and C of Chapter 1 in the course text.

5.  Note that the first topic on the course outline (Critical Concepts) is not covered specifically in the text.  So, for a class or two, there will be a bit more lecture than will be normal later.  To prepare for this topic, read the 6 rules noted on the outline.

6.  Because we have not met yet, I cannot predict how fast we will proceed.  A rule of thumb that might be useful is to try to stay at least 1 class ahead in your reading.  The pace cannot be leisurely because the summer course is a bit condensed.  So, try your best not to fall behind.

 7.  My email contact is noted on the syllabus.  If you have questions or concerns, please send a message.

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Spring 2015: Evidence

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

Syllabus

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Details:

(see course description, above)

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Fall 2014: Evidence

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

lawschool.westlaw.com... page&courseid=184319

Syllabus

Available on Inside.Law Access restricted resource icon

Details:

(see course description, above)

(no readings)

Summer 2014: Evidence

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

A study of relevance, admission and exclusion of evidence, direct and cross- examination, judicial notice, hearsay, expert testimony, burdens of proof and presumptions, privileged communications.

(no readings)

Spring 2014: Evidence

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Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

(no readings)

Fall 2013: Evidence

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  • Professor Stephen J. Cribari

Type

LEC

Credits

4

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

Please complete the reading assignments for 3-4 September before the first class.

 

September 3-4  The Courtroom, where life begins . . .: 1-79; FRE (Federal Rules of

Evidence) 101-106 at 973-75; LH (legislative history) at 1013-26

September 5   Factual relevance, the basic rule: 79-88; FRE 401-02 (977); LH at 1036-40

September 6   Legal relevance, the other basic rule: 88-108; FRE 403 at 977; LH at

1040-41

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