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Fall 2014
5357 Evidence - THOMPSON- 17780

Professor(s): Sandra Thompson (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTHLocation: 144  BLB

Course Outline: This course aims to provide you with a working knowledge of the Federal Rules of Evidence as well as the Texas Rules of Evidence. Texas, like most states, has adopted a set of evidence rules based on the federal rules, so we will only refer to the Texas rules only when they significantly differ from the federal rules.

The rules of evidence govern the introduction of all types of evidence (e.g., testimonial, tangible, documentary, photographic, demonstrative, or scientific). In order to fully comprehend the rules as applied during a trial it is essential to study them in the context of litigation. We will therefore study the application of the rules through a series of problems interspersed throughout the course. These problems call on you to play the role of an attorney who is handling an evidentiary issue in court. You may be required to lay the foundation for admission of evidence or to object to an opponent’s offer to admit evidence.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Two (2) photocopied supplements are available from my Assistant, Charlette Jefferson in BLB 114.

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Final Exam Schedule: 12/16 9am-noon      

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Course Materials (4/2/2014 10:52:37 AM)

Book Required

Two photocopied supplements: one includes a collection of readings and the other is a rules booklet, containing the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Texas Rules of Evidence