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Evidence

NOTE: Completion of Evidence is required before the state Supreme Court will certify students to appear in court. If you are considering taking Clinic or other courses (or obtaining employment) in which court appearance opportunities are available, you may want to take Evidence early in your law school career.

NOTE: This course has two different course descriptions. Make sure you read the correct one for the section in which you wish to register.

Evidence - Professor Tung Yin (Fall or Spring)

  • Course Number: LAW-122
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: An examination of rules and policies governing kinds of information which can be received at trial, how evidence can be properly developed by attorneys, and how evidence may be considered by the trier of fact. In this process, policies favoring logically probative evidence must be weighed against policies protecting against hearsay, opinion, prejudice, time consumption, and other harmful matters. Proper examination and impeachment of witnesses also are explored.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Final exam
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no

Evidence - Professor Gary Sussman and Professor Kelly Zusman (Summer)

  • Course Number: LAW-122
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: A study of the rules and policies governing the kinds of information that can be received at trial, how evidence should be developed by attorneys, and how evidence may be considered by the trier of fact. Examination and impeachment of witnesses are also explored. The course includes analysis and practical demonstrations.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Final exam
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no