Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 650 Adv Topics in Evidence



Course Description

Advanced Topics in Evidence is Evidence II. It builds on the basic Evidence course in two ways. First, it examines topics that either were not covered or received limited coverage in the introductory course: privileges, expert testimony, burdens of proof and presumptions, and best-evidence and authentication rules. Second, it deepens one's understanding of hearsay, impeachment, and character evidence by examining their intersection with the Sixth Amendment's confrontation clause and the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments' due process clause. Prerequisite: Law 553 Evidence.