This course studies the rules that govern the admissibility of evidence in civil and criminal trials. It is based on the Federal Rules of Evidence and covers general relevance, special relevance, policy exclusions, privileges, the hearsay rule, non-hearsay, hearsay exceptions, witness competency, direct examination, cross examination, and impeachment of witnesses, exhibits, judicial notice, burdens of proof and presumptions. The differences between the Federal and Arizona rules will also be covered.
Federal Rules of Evidence (latest edition)
Mauet and Wolfson, Trial Evidence (4th ed.)
Informal lectures and problem solving.
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Multiple Choice, patterned after the multi-state bar examination.
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Grade based on final exam.
This is a prerequisite for Basic Trial Advocacy and for the Rule 38e Clinics (Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense and Prosecution, Child Advocacy).