Summary: Evidence Law and Practice breaks with tradition to provide both a theoretical and practical understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Under the principle that learning is most effective when it is both challenging and fun, the book includes numerous courtroom-based problems, both to facilitate the students' theoretical understanding of the rules and to develop their ability to apply evidence rules in practice.
The book consistently provides examples, ...show morepractice hints, explanations and illustrations in the form of mini-transcripts. Each chapter begins with a checklist of important questions to be addressed for each subject area, followed by the pertinent provisions of the Federal Rules of Evidence, a subject overview, illustrations, examples, and problems. While appellate court opinions are not the primary text of Evidence Law and Practice, the ways that judges discuss evidence rules are important and a useful basis for classroom discussions. Consequently, many chapters provide a "library" of important opinions. ...show less