Hornbook on Evidence Law: A Student's Guide to the Law of Evidence as applied to American Trials

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This is a lawyer's treatise designed specifically for law students. It is an adaptation of the Trial Objections Handbook, a work for practitioners that provided a concise description of the law of evidence from the perspective of the advocate who had to offer and oppose it, rather than from the perspective of the judge who had to rule on it. Where possible, the Handbook discusses evidence issues in the language of the courtroom - full of examples and arguments in context as spoken by trial lawyers. In preparing ...
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Overview

This is a lawyer's treatise designed specifically for law students. It is an adaptation of the Trial Objections Handbook, a work for practitioners that provided a concise description of the law of evidence from the perspective of the advocate who had to offer and oppose it, rather than from the perspective of the judge who had to rule on it. Where possible, the Handbook discusses evidence issues in the language of the courtroom - full of examples and arguments in context as spoken by trial lawyers. In preparing this version for students, we have kept the advocate's perspective and have tried to be true to the notion that lawyers must employ evidence rules quickly and concisely in the courtroom.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780314214751
  • Publisher: West Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Hornbook Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 7.67 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Presenting Evidence at Trial: An Overview
Chapter 2. Procedures for Offering and Opposing Evidence in a Common Law Trial
Chapter 3. Objections to the form of the Question or Answer
Chapter 4. Burdens and Presumptions
Chapter 5. Relevancy and Its Limits
Chapter 6. Competency
Chapter 7. The Hearsay Rule and Its Exceptions
Chapter 8. Evidentiary Privileges
Chapter 9. Impeachment and Rehabilitation of Witnesses
Chapter 10. Opinion Evidence & Expert Testimony
Chapter 11. Authentication, Identification, and Exhibits
Chapter 12. Appellate Review of Rulings on Objections
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