This course, offered as both a first year day elective and an upper division elective, is a study of the problems of proof in civil and criminal trials, including coverage of the important rules of evidence and the impact of the Federal Rules of Evidence. The manner of examining witnesses and presenting evidence is considered, and the effects of such sometimes inconsistent goals as the presentation of all important, relevant information to the trier of fact and the exclusion of evidence on grounds such as unreliability, privilege and undue prejudice are examined. In the four-credit section, offered at the discretion of the Associate Dean, the subject matter is examined more intensively.

For spring offerings, seniors have enrollment priority.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course