Concepts and insights series. Study aids (West Academic Publishing)
This book offers a highly readable and engaging overview of the theory and principles of evidence. An opening chapter offers a broad conceptual framework for understanding evidence. This framework is then used throughout the text to help the reader achieve a firm grasp of the essentials: relevance, character, hearsay, impeachment, opinion, privileges, and non-conventional forms of evidence. The book also includes an appendix that explains the mechanics of finding, offering, and objecting to evidence. The author has drawn on his thirty years of experience as an evidence professor and a practicing litigator to provide the reader with a solid understanding of what the evidence rules are trying to achieve and how they are going about it. This book will be helpful to any law student taking an introductory evidence course, trial practice simulation course, or litigation clinic, as well as to new litigators.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The conceptual framework Relevance and related issues Character evidence and habit Hearsay and the confrontation clause Impeachment Lay and expert opinions Privilege Proof without conventional evidence Conclusion Appendix. Understanding the mechanics.
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Description based on e-publication title page, viewed December 18, 2017.