LAWS 4452 Adv. Evidence:Trial Objections (Spring: 3 )
The goal of this course is for students to understand how the rules of evidence operate in practice by providing them with the experience of trying to admit or to keep out evidence in a mock trial setting. This is done through a problem approach with particular attention paid to laying the foundation for admission of evidence during examination of witnesses. Topics include exceptions to the hearsay rules (admitting business records, prior recollections, etc.); laying foundation for the admissibility of expert and lay opinion; impeaching witnesses through character evidence and prior inconsistent statements; authenticating physical exhibits; and using chalks, demonstrative aids and diagrams. Students will perform weekly in-class simulations .
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