EVIDENCE COURSE -- FALL 2021

Prof. Janicke

CLASS PLAN F2021

POWERPOINTS (BY CHAPTER)

EXERCISE #1

FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE

TEXAS RULES OF EVIDENCE

FEDERAL STANDARDS ON PRIVILEGES

 

DUPONT v. ROBINSON

 

 

A draft classplan is posted on the left side of this page. It lays out the various segments of the course and the approximate timeframes of the classes for each.

The materials to the left shown with links are now updated for the Fall 2021 course.

The required casebook for the course is: Mueller & Kirkpatrick, Evidence Under the Rules, 9th Ed. (Aspen).

Those students wishing to use a textbook might try McCormick's Evidence, 8th Edition 2020, Hornbook Series (West, online). I find it the easiest to understand. [PS: This McCormick book is different from the larger McCormick on Evidence, which is also in its Eighth Edition; somewhat confusing.]

The Federal Rules of Evidence (posted on the left panel here) form the backbone of the course and should be brought in paper form to each class. The Texas Rules of Evidence (also posted here) were modeled on the Federal Rules and in most instances are identical to them. However, the state rules are especially relevant to evidentiary privileges and need to be brought to class when we reach Chapter 12.

 

Federal discretionary exemption of victims from the Rule

 

Texas discretionary exemption of victims from the Rule

 

Journalist's privileges (Civil and Criminal) In Texas

 

Texas statute abrogating privileges in certain cases

 

Texas statutory rule on extraneous offenses against children