Evidence: Cases, Commentary, and Problems

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Evidence: Cases, Commentary, and Problems, Second Edition, offers a dynamic blend of pedagogy but tips the scales in favor of using carefully chosen and edited cases to present central concepts and issues of contemporary debate in evidence law.


With a structure that reflects the utility of the Federal Rules of Evidence as a teaching tool, Evidence: Cases, Commentary, and Problems, Second Edition, provides:
succinct yet complete coverage
cases that illustrate central concepts and controversies of evidence law
excerpts from congressional reports and floor debates

selected materials from treatises and law review articles

relevant portions of the legislative history of the Rules, particularly from the Advisory Committee Notes

a mix of hypotheticals and problems based on real cases

full coverage of traditional evidence topics, plus cutting-edge issues of emerging debate

an overview, in Chapter One, of the role of judicial opinions, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Legislative History of the Rules
a complete teaching package that includes:

an available annual statutory supplement

an extensive Teacher s Manual that includes discussion of both federal and California law

PowerPoint slides

a new DVD featuring movie and television clips that illustrate key concepts and issues at debate in evidence law

New to the Second Edition:
a revised and reorganized Hearsay chapter that reflects the Supreme Court s new understanding of the Confrontation Clause

updated coverage of expert testimony and scientific evidence
new problems, cases, and editorial material throughout.

Evidence Cases, Commentary, and Problems, Second Edition, is part of a complete teaching package that includes an annual statutory supplement, detailed Teacher s Manual, PowerPoint, author website, and now an exciting new teaching tool a DVD of illustrative movie and TV clips that will energize and fuel class discussion.

DVD Clips Include:


Adam’s Rib Anatomy of a Murder
I Love Lucy
In the Name of the Father
Intolerable Cruelty
Jagged Edge
Judge Dredd
Knock on Any Door
Kramer vs. Kramer
Miracle on 34th Street
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Mutiny on the Bounty
My Cousin Vinny
Peyton Place
Presumed Innocent
The Rockford Files
Roxie Hart
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
To Kill a Mockingbird The Verdict
Young Mr. Lincoln

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