Tips on Attacking Evidence?

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coldsummer
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Tips on Attacking Evidence?

Postby coldsummer » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:10 am

Evidence is a beast. Any tips on attacking this class?

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Re: Tips on Attacking Evidence?

Postby Porkypots » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:42 pm

same. two classes in and im already :shock:

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kalvano
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Re: Tips on Attacking Evidence?

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:12 pm

This probably needs some updating, but still helpful:

https://1drv.ms/w/s!AgDbsGbxKivgbeD6H_cwOk5xpHA

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Re: Tips on Attacking Evidence?

Postby rpupkin » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:29 pm

I don't think you need a special plan for Evidence. In many respects, it's a more straightforward subject—or at least it's taught in a more straightforward way—than 1L classes like Contracts, Torts, and Crim.

I would just follow the professor's lead for thee of four weeks. If you're struggling, get a supplement.

Also, watch "My Cousin Vinny." And if you've already seen it, watch it again.

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Re: Tips on Attacking Evidence?

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:48 pm

If your prof is into some more theoretical stuff (e.g. Bayesian analysis, admissibility of forensic evidence, etc.) track that. Otherwise the analysis on every single questions is basically the same:

1) Is it relevant?
2) Is it admissible on its own/for truth?
3) Admissible for some other purpose?
4) Is it hearsay?
5) Is it authenticated?

If you aim to be a litigator, just start working on memorizing FRE now, it's one of the more useful things you learn in law school.

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SilvermanBarPrep
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Re: Tips on Attacking Evidence?

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:03 pm

Definitely consider a supplement for this class. I actually do stand by the opinion of law professors who (at least used to) go on about how supplements should not completely take the place of the case books. But it really helps to have one to confirm what you're learning in the case books for difficult classes such as Evidence.

Sean (Silverman Bar Exam Tutoring)

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Re: Tips on Attacking Evidence?

Postby dudders » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:24 pm

Evidence will start to make more sense later in the semester once your brain starts to figure out how to apply the rules together.

Read the rules, and the annotations.

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Re: Tips on Attacking Evidence?

Postby patrick248 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:24 pm

Understanding what is and what is not hearsay was the hardest for me. Get a good supplement and then take some practice tests. Here is a site with some good information.

http://www.law-school-books.com/evidence.html

Here is the MBE practice test

https://barprephero.com/evidence-mbe-practice-test/

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Re: Tips on Attacking Evidence?

Postby 265489164158 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:02 am

+1

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Re: Tips on Attacking Evidence?

Postby maroon175 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:06 pm

Bumping this.. 10th edition e&e published in 2016 I think is going for at least $50, whereas I can get the 2014 9th edition for much cheaper.

any drawbacks to going with the older version for this class? assuming there haven't been any changes to the FRE, it should be okay, right?




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