5357 Evidence - THOMPSON- 18286
Sandra Thompson (FACULTY)
Course Areas: Procedure and Practice
Time: 1:00p-2:30p MW Location: 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 will be available in the UHLC Copy Center.
First Day Assignments: First Day Assignment
Final Exam Schedule: 12/11 1-4pm 240 BLB 209 BLB
This course will have:
Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No