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Fall 2014
5357 Evidence - CRUMP- 19590

Professor(s): David Crump (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTH  Location: 240  TUII

Course Outline: This evidence course will begin with an outline and problems that will cover the basics of the entire course, in advance. The idea is to give the student a quick “knowledge transfusion” over a couple of classes that will avoid policy and concentrate on the black-letter evidence rules, with the purpose of providing an introduction, a preview, and an initial exposure that will reinforce the rest of the course. Then, we will cover the Federal Rules of Evidence, more or less in their numerical order, using the casebook. This part of the course will take roughly two hours and will conclude with a comparison of a few significant differences between the Federal Rules and the Texas Rules of Evidence. The final hour or so will consist of exercises in standard methods of offering various common kinds of evidence and simulations of evidence controversies.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus updated 9/2/14

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: Assignment for First Class Meeting
In addition to the casebook, obtain the photocopied package for this course. In the photocopied “Evidence Case and Rule Supplement,” read pages 1-21 (the “Baker Botts Evidence Outline”), and be prepared to discuss the problems contained in it. This outline covers most of the course content, and the problems apply the information in the outline. The idea is to give you a “knowledge transfusion” that previews the entire course.

Assignment for Second Class Meeting
Finish the outline (pp. 21-42). Study the last page (Frequently Confusing Issues).

Final Exam Schedule: 12/16/14 9am-noon  144 TU2    

This course will have:

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

Course Materials (6/13/2014 1:50:14 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Course Materials will be available from Amanda in TU2-114.