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The rules of evidence can be effectively and directly understood through applied learning methods such as problem-solving. More than just a supplemental source of problems, Evidence Problems and Materials can be used in conjunction with the federal or state rules of evidence and their associated legislative history as an all-purpose guide to the rules of evidence. Each section of Evidence Problems and Materials commences with a brief explanation of a particular area of evidence law, followed by problems to test understanding of the evidentiary rules and their intended meaning. Methods of presentation of the problems include:
• Courtroom transcript form;
• Lawyering skills settings such as qualifying an expert, distinguishing and comparing statutes; and
• Examination of identifying characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity that may significantly affect evidentiary rulings.

The Fifth Edition includes new “practical tips” and “background boxes” material that help students apply the rules. Another feature is the outline at the beginning of each chapter to help students organize and synthesize the rules and related material.
This edition also reworks much of the Confrontation Clause material, including Ohio v. Clark, 576 U.S.__ (2015), and Williams v. Illinois, 567 U.S.__ (2012). Professors and adjunct professors may request complimentary examination copies of LexisNexis law school publications to consider for class adoption or recommendation. Please identify the book(s) you wish to receive, provide your institutional contact information, and submit your request here.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCE

Chapter 2 THE FUNCTIONS OF JUDGE, JURY, AND ATTORNEYS AT TRIAL

Chapter 3 RELEVANCE [FRE 401, 402]

Chapter 4 UNFAIRLY PREJUDICIAL EVIDENCE [FRE 403]

Chapter 5 CHARACTER AND HABIT EVIDENCE [FRE 404-406]

Chapter 6 OTHER EXCLUSIONS OF RELEVANT EVIDENCE [FRE 407-415]

Chapter 7 THE EXAMINATION AND IMPEACHMENT OF WITNESSES [FRE 607-615]

Chapter 8 THE COMPETENCY OF WITNESSES [FRE 601-606]

Chapter 9 OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY [FRE 701-706]

Chapter 10 HEARSAY [FRE 801-807]

Chapter 11 THE CONFRONTATION CLAUSE

Chapter 12 PRIVILEGES [FRE 501]

Chapter 13 AUTHENTICATION, IDENTIFICATION, AND THE BEST EVIDENCE RULE

Chapter 14 PROOF ISSUES: THE ALLOCATION OF PROOF, JUDICIAL NOTICE, AND PRESUMPTIONS [FRE 201, 301, 302]

Chapter 15 REVIEW PROBLEMS

Appendix THE FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE

Index