I Need Evidence Help! Thanks.

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Thedude737
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I Need Evidence Help! Thanks.

Postby Thedude737 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:46 pm

My professor wrote his own textbook which we use in class. He does a thorough job explaining the rules but we haven't read a single case. I'm having a difficult time seeing the larger picture and how all the rules play together. It's like I have all these bits and pieces of information but I have no idea how they all fit in with each other.

For example, whats the interplay between Rules 404 and 607, 608 and 809? How does hearsay fit into all of this?

Ahhh!!! Help! Please!

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kalvano
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Re: I Need Evidence Help! Thanks.

Postby kalvano » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:49 pm

Read the E&E. It will help immensely. Plus, it's pretty short.

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I.P. Daly
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Re: I Need Evidence Help! Thanks.

Postby I.P. Daly » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:52 pm

Practice exams with model answers.

Also, surprisingly, Wikipedia offers a great flyover of evidence:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearsay_in ... States_law

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Re: I Need Evidence Help! Thanks.

Postby Thedude737 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:55 pm

I've read E&E and it's certainly helpful. But because my prof wrote his own book, he teachings concepts much differently than what's generally taught. He has an incredibly practical approach to the material. It's almost like he's teaching a trial advocacy class instead of an evidence class. Instead of citing cases as examples of rules, he'll use a hypo where you could do something but wouldn't want to because of this reason or that strategy.

It's great for learning trial strategy but its brutal for actually learning the rules.

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kalvano
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Re: I Need Evidence Help! Thanks.

Postby kalvano » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:56 pm

Try the CALI lessons. They are pretty poorly written, but they will help you see how everything goes together.

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Re: I Need Evidence Help! Thanks.

Postby Thedude737 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:03 pm

I'll take a look, thanks!




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