Evidence: A Structured Approach, Second Edition / Edition 2

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With a uniquely structured approach to the Socratic Method, Leonard and Gold enable all of the core material in an Evidence course to be taught thoroughly in one semester.

The structured approach:

  • one Federal Rule of Evidence in each section—with text, examples, the reason for the rule, and noteworthy details
  • Questions for Classroom Discussion—a series of hypotheticals—each illustrating a single aspect of the rule and building on previous questions until the rule is fully explored—facilitate learning and improve student preparation for class
  • seminal Evidence cases

In addition to expedient organization and pedagogy, Leonard and Gold provide:

  • hypothetical transcript exercises, charts, and diagrams
  • a unique treatment of hearsay that includes visually depicted chains of inference to illustrate hearsay and non-hearsay statements
  • a streamlined, manageable length
  • a detailed Teacher’s Manual that includes:
    • analysis of each of the Questions for Classroom Discussion
    • capsule descriptions of each case
    • additional questions, readings, and citations to authorities
    • sample syllabi
  • an author website http://faculty.lls.edu/structuredevidence that offers:
    • all Questions for Classroom Discussion in downloadable form to facilitate note taking and leave students more class time to think
    • additional questions and materials for students studying California law
    • questions, answers, and materials for professors (requiring a password)
    • late-breaking Evidence cases and Amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence

New to the Second Edition:

  • Discussion of Crawford v. Washington and Davis v. Washington, altering the Court’s confrontation jurisprudence
  • Amendments to Federal Rules of Evidence 404, 408, 606, and 609
  • Additional hypothetical transcript exercises

With expedient and innovative organization, Leonard and Gold enable you to get through the entire casebook without the customary sprint to the end.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735570061
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 826
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Process of Proof
Chapter 2. Relevance
Chapter 3. The Hearsay Rule
Chapter 4. Evidence of Character, Uncharged Misconduct, and Similar Events
Chapter 5. Exclusion of Other Relevant Evidence for Reasons of Policy
Chapter 6. Examining Witnesses; Attacking and Supporting the Credibility of Witnesses
Chapter 7. Lay and Expert Opinion Evidence
Chapter 8. Privileges
Chapter 9. Burdens of Proof and Presumptions

Appendix A. The Federal Rules of Evidence

Appendix B. Unadopted Federal Rules of Evidence

Table of Cases
Table of Federal Rules of Evidence
Table of Authorities

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