A survey of the rules and standards that regulate the admission of evidence, including relevancy, privileged communications, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, the opinion rule, authentication and "best evidence" rule, impeachment and rehabilitation, demonstrative and scientific evidence, presumptions, and burdens of proof.
An introduction to lawyering skills needed to competently perform in an externship. The class will cover professionalism, ethics, client interaction, lawyering tasks, and courtroom skills. Students will be given an opportunity to discuss their externships. Co-requisite: This course must be taken with a student’s initial externship (LAW 609, 609J, or 963).
*Prior to Summer 2014, this course was titled Lawyering Skills.