Problems, Cases and Materials on Evidence

Problems, Cases and Materials on Evidence

by Eric D. Green, Charles R. Nessen

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Overview

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

    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: 9780316326469
    Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
    Publication date: 03/01/1983
    Series: Law School Casebook Series
    Pages: 918

    Table of Contents

      Summary of Contents

      Preface

      Acknowledgements

      Special Notice

      CHAPTER I

      Relevence

      A.Materiality

      B.Logical Relevence

      C.Conditional Relevence

      D.Prejudice and Probative Value

      E.Problems in Circumstantial Proof

      F.Relevence and Statistical Probability

      CHAPTER II

      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

      CHAPTER III

      Evidence of Character

      A.The Propensity Rule

      B.Exceptions to the Propensity Rule

      C.Character and Habit

      D.Character Evidence in Sexual Assault Case

      CHAPTER IV

      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

      CHAPTER V

      Hearsay

      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'

      CHAPTER VI

      Hearsay and the Confrontation Clause

      CHAPTER VII

      Privileges

      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

      CHAPTER VIII

      Opinions, Scientific Proof, and Expert Testimony

      A.Lay Opinions

      B.Law Opinions

      C.Expert Testimony, Scientific Proof, and Junk Science

      D.Court-Appointed Experts

      CHAPTER IX

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

      A.Authentication

      B.The 'Best Evidence' Rule

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