Anonymous User wrote:
When you get a chance you probably should go over evidence again though. Even if NH doesn't do hypos, other offices do. So if you are going to go the PD route, you're going to need to be good at evidence and trial practices.
Was definitely planning on it, I'm taking trial advocacy next semester as well and planned to brush up on evidence before doing that. I was able to get a pretty solid grasp of the practical application of it over my two summers etc.. My grades suck overall (crim and crimpro are as bad as evidence) but if they were to ask a crim pro question I'd be able to answer fairly confidently, evidence is tougher.
Any current PDs with tips on how to get better at evidence for practical use vs. me just re-reading fed evidence rules and my old outlines?
Reading through the FRE a lot is what helps me. But don't read it as a task. Read it on the toilet, read it when you're waiting for a movie to download, read it when you're waiting for your noodles to boil. Just pick a rule or a series of exceptions and read through them for five or ten minutes.
Also, when you craft your directs and crosses and stuff in your trial class, issue spot the objections you expect and look up the rules, either to design responses to objections ahead of time or to design questions that won't get objected to.