Federal Rules of Evidence with Selected Legislative History, California Evidence Code, and Case Supplement, 2001 Edition

Federal Rules of Evidence with Selected Legislative History, California Evidence Code, and Case Supplement, 2001 Edition




In its Third Edition, this problem-based casebook achieves a new standard of efficiency and effectiveness. Organized around the Federal Rules of Evidence for the widest possible application, PROBLEMS, CASES, AND MATERIALS ON EVIDENCE, Third Edition, reflects its authors' expertise as scholars and as teachers. Every element of the casebook is tailored for classroom success and true student understanding:

  • problems focus on realistic practice issues
  • materials give students a solid understanding of how the Federal Rules apply in the real world
  • the authors expose the underlying principles, policy choices, and jurisprudential values on which the Federal Rules are based through a careful blend of cases and problems
  • exclusive focus on a single set of rules facilitates both teaching and learning.
  • Annual supplementation with the current version of the Federal Rules of Evidence, proposed-but-not-enacted rules, and other selected material (including the California Rules of Evidence) ensures timely coverage of developments
  • comprehensive Teacher's Manual provides helpful suggestions for adapting the book to any class What's new in the Third Edition?
  • for the first time, an accompanying Website that can be accessed by professors, students and practitioners contains all the cases and problems from the book, as well as the full text of the Federal Rules of Evidence, topical indices, sample course syllabi, and other materials
  • new co-author Peter Murray of Harvard Law School adds his distinctive voice to the text
  • updated problems succinctly capture evidence issues and stimulate class discussion
  • scrupulous revision of the entire casebook, with a wealth of new material on privilege, expert testimony, the rape-shield law, and DNA evidence.
  • reorganized chapters on character evidence, witnesses, and credibility
  • new explanatory and transitional text for deeper understanding and easier comprehension of the relationships between concepts If you plan on taking a problem-oriented approach to evidence in your next course, use the casebook that set and continues to refine the standard, Green, Nesson, and Murray's PROBLEMS, CASES, AND MATERIALS ON EVIDENCE, Third Edition.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780735519848
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date: 06/01/2001
    Series: Case and Statutory Supplement Series
    Edition description: 2001
    Pages: 630
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    Table of Contents

    Summary of Contents



    Special Notice



    A. Materiality

    B. Logical Relevence

    C. Conditional Relevence

    D. Prejudice and Probative Value

    E. Problems in Circumstantial Proof

    F. Relevence and Statistical Probability


    Categorical Rules of Exclusion

    A. Subsequent Remedial Measures

    B. Settlement Offers and Payment of Medical Expenses

    C. Pleas and Related Statements

    D. Proof of Insurance


    Evidence of Character

    A. The Propensity Rule

    B. Exceptions to the Propensity Rule

    C. Character and Habit

    D. Character Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases


    Competence, Examination, and Credibility of Witnesses

    A. Competency of Witnesses

    B. Form and Scope of Examination of Witnesses

    C. Cross-Examination and Witness Credibility

    D. Impeachment by Character Evidence



    A. The Rule Against Hearsay

    B. Statements of a Party Opponent

    C. Prior Statements of a Witness

    D. Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule-Declarent Unavailable

    E. Hearsay Exceptions-Availability of Declarent Immaterial

    F. Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule-The 'Residuary Exception'


    Hearsay and the Confrontation Clause



    A. Privileges in General

    B. The Lawyer-Client Privilege

    C. The Lawyer-Client Privilege in the Corporate Context

    D. The Psychotherapist/Patient Privilege

    E. The Husband/Wife Privilege


    Opinions, Scientific Proof, and Expert Testimony

    A. Lay Opinions

    B. Law Opinions

    C. Expert Testimony, Scientific Proof, and Junk Science

    D. Court-Appointed Experts


    Authentication and Identification: Writings, Photograph, Voices, and Real Evidence

    A. Authentication

    B. The 'Best Evidence' Rule

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