Author: John M. Conley,Jane Campbell Moriarty

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145482400X

Category: Law

Page: 696

View: 4683

Using representative cases, comprehensible scientific readings, and the authors' insightful introductions and explanatory notes, Scientific and Expert Evidence, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive treatment of the law and science relating to scientific and expert evidence. The Second Edition adds new material on statistics and economics and explores some of the issues surrounding the evolving science of DNA as it relates to evidence. This casebook helps students develop a solid grounding in the methods and procedures of science and technology by: Presenting complex issues in a clear and concise way, proceeding from scientific background to cases to illustrative comments and questions. Comprehensive coverage that ranges from forensics to medical causation to statistics to economic expert evidence. Providing a balanced mixture of cases, journal articles, and excerpts from the Scientific Evidence Manual. Explaining the technical material in the statistics and the DNA chapters with accessible language that avoids superficial treatment of the issues. Teaching students to become sophisticated consumers of expert evidence, capable of skeptical analysis of opposition claims and critical thought about theoretical problems of expert testimony. Clarifying the different goals and methods of law and science to allow students to discern when and how these differences can be harmonized. New to the Second Edition: Lengthier explanations of basic statistical concepts, with more examples and illustrations, in both the text and the teacher's manual. Additional economics cases. Treatment in the text of evolving DNA science, including expanded coverage of mitochondrial DNA analysis, toxicogenomics, and the vanishing notion of "junk" DNA. An expanded textual treatment of the sometimes-conflicting legal and scientific ideas of causation and proof.
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A Structured Approach

Author: David P. Leonard,Victor J. Gold,Gary C. Williams

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145487886X

Category: Law

Page: 912

View: 9795

Evidence: A Structured Approach offers a unique, structured approach facilitates learning and motivates students to prepare for class. One Federal Rule of Evidence introduces each section, followed by text explaining the background, rationale, and details of the rule. The text includes numerous diagrams as visual aids to learning and short transcripts that illustrate how the rules are applied in the courtroom. The authors emphasize the rules over cases, but include edited versions of some judicial opinions, including the seminal cases that every lawyer should know. The heart of the “structured approach” is the Questions for Classroom Discussion, which follow the narrative explanation for each rule. These questions consist of simple hypothetical cases allowing for a step-by-step analysis of each rule. Because students know what will be the focus of class discussion, they quickly learn that preparation pays off. The book’s website allows students to download the questions directly into their notes before class, freeing students to spend more time listening and thinking while in class.
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Cases and Theory

Author: Ronald J. Krotoszynski,Christina E. Wells

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454836059

Category: Law

Page: 1032

View: 2930

Cases and doctrinal developments in The First Amendment: Cases and Theory are presented in historical context so that students may understand the Supreme Court's evolving tests, standards, and approaches to the Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition, and Religion Clauses in historical context through lightly edited cases. Engaging problems help students apply legal concepts in real situations. All the major contemporary free speech controversies are covered, including conflicts between free speech and national security, equality, civility, and other values, with particular attention to how these conflicts are playing out in the Internet context. Introductory chapters set the stage, and brief chapter overviews introduce the main themes and doctrines to improve student learning from the cases. The First Amendment: Cases and Theory is teachable in a standard three-hour survey course. It is also useful as a casebook for specialized offerings on the Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition Clauses, or the Religion Clauses. The Second Edition features major First Amendment cases that have come down since 2007: Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn (taxpayer standing to challenge tax credits for religious schooling); Arizona Free Speech Club v. Bennett (equalization of ampaign expenditures); Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (violent video games and children); Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (college and university student organization antidiscrimination policies); Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (direct corporate electoral expenditures); Davis v. Federal Election Commission (equalization of candidate campaign expenditures); Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (material support of terrorism federal law and free speech); Pleasant Grove v. Summum (public forums and monuments); Salazar v. Buono (government speech in a government park); Snyder v. Phelps (offensive funeral protests); Sorrell v. IMS Health (data mining as speech); United States v. Stevens (depictions of animal cruelty); and United States v. Williams (solicitations of child pornography.) New issues of First Amendment law such as The Stolen Valor Act are included in a refined presentation, strategically edited for greater clarity. Features: cases and developments in doctrine presented in historical context comprehensive coverage of all major First Amendment cases and doctrines, including materials on both expressive freedoms and also on the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses lightly edited cases to enhance student comprehension in a complex area of constitutional law engaging problems help students apply legal concepts addresses major contemporary free speech controversies conflicts between free speech and national security free speech and equality free speech and the Internet introductory chapters on free speech, establishment of religion, and free exercise set the stage brief chapter overviews introduce main themes and doctrines to improve student learning from cases flexible use o teachable in a standard three-hour survey course use as casebook for specialized offerings on the Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition Clauses, or Religion Clauses Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition presents: major First Amendment cases that have come down since 2007 o Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn (taxpayer standing to challenge tax credits for religious schooling)
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Cases, Commentary, and Problems

Author: David A. Sklansky

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454874694

Category: Law

Page: 840

View: 9679

A highly flexible casebook focusing on core concepts and central controversies in evidence law. With well-selected and tightly edited cases, this casebook offers thoroughly up-to-date coverage of technical and jurisprudential developments in scientific proof. Specifically, the fourth edition contains a dozen new cases while also dropping older material made redundant by the additions. The author has replaced the Supreme Court s confrontation decisions in Davis v. Washington and Michigan v. Bryant with the Court s 2015 decision in Clark v. Ohio. The Court s 2012 decision in Williams v. Illinois, regarding confrontation and expert witnesses, has replaced State v. Lewis. And Warger v. Shauers, the Court s 2014 decision applying Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), has pushed aside Tanner v. United States and People v. Fleiss.
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Text, Problems and Cases

Author: Ronald Jay Allen,Eleanor Swift,David S. Schwartz,Michael S. Pardo

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876085

Category: Law

Page: 1069

View: 4776

An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases, Sixth Edition is a problem-based Evidence casebook that presents the Federal Rules of Evidence in context, illuminates the rulesand’ underlying theories and perspectives, and provides a fully updated and systematic account of the law. The material is presented primarily through straightforward explanatory text. Lively discussion and interesting problems (rather than numerous appellate case excerpts) engage students in understanding the principles, policies, and debates that surround evidence law. Hallmark features of An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases: An opening transcript from an actual criminal law case illustrates how evidence is admitted and excluded in practiceand—Chapter Two on the trial process can be taught with the transcript or separately A wide range of real-world problems exposes students to the depth and complexity of the Rules of Evidence Every chapter addresses basic rules interpretation, essential policy, and connects theory to practice Teacherand’s Manual includes sample syllabi for both 4- and 3-credit courses, transition guide for each chapter, teaching guidance, and answers to all the problems in the book Thoroughly updated, the Sixth Edition presents: New co-author Alex Stein (Cardozo), who has published widely in areas of evidence, economic analysis of law, and general legal theory, and brings a wealth of expertise to the sixth edition Discussion of fundamental moral questions Discussion of allocation of authority between judges and juries Rulesand’ effects on both primary (non-litigation) and litigation behavior Additional pedagogical elements, format redesign, and simplifying notes/questions to increase appeal to students (without sacrificing intellectual sophistication) New assessment problems with answers allow students to test themselves and prepare for exams
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Author: Olin Guy Wellborn

Publisher: That's An Awesome Deal.com

ISBN: 031417205X

Category: Law

Page: 654

View: 8328

This highly efficient casebook offers materials that are thorough and yet brief enough that the subject can be covered in a three- or four- credit course. Each chapter covers an article of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Within the chapters and sections, the materials follow the sequence of the Rules. The Fourth Edition is an update of this popular, concise casebook. It includes the important 2006 decision of the Supreme Court in Davis v. Washington, plus all important recent decisions. These materials are meant to be self-sufficient when accompanied by a current copy of the Rules, and, where appropriate, the rules of a state.
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problems of practice and the profession

Author: Nathan M. Crystal

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 693

View: 9559

Resolving ethical questions in practice is only one dimension of this unique and exciting casebook by Nathan Crystal --PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Problems of Practice And The Profession. Using engaging realistic problems, Crystal challenges students to make ethical judgments based on three interrelated aspects: personal values, specific practice roles, and instructional considerations, such as legal services for indigents. Following and introductory chapter on the rules and standards of professional conduct, Crystal examines ethical issues by areas of practice. This unique structure places discussions in context, underscores key concepts such as confidentiality, and helps students focus on their career choice. Chapters, include: criminal defense and prosecution civil Litigation office practice government And The judiciary In the final two chapters, Crystal explores questions of institutional structure: delivery of legal services the adversary system and discrimination in the profession Though the casebook is problem-based, Crystal includes discussion of important cased to give you the flexibility to teach by traditional case analysis. Readable explanatory text and excerpts from cases, opinions, And The literature of professional responsibility provide meaningful background. This complete teaching package features a comprehensive Teacher's Manual that includes discussion questions for each of the problems and suggestions for using simulations and other methodologies.
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Author: Christopher B. Mueller,Laird C. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145485894X

Category: Law

Page: 1040

View: 6253

The eighth edition of Evidence Under the Rules: Text, Cases, and Problems, one of the most widely-adopted Evidence coursebooks ever published, has been thoroughly revised and redesigned to be even more teachable and student friendly. A new two-color design enhances the reading experience, and new text boxes (many with photographs) provide interesting background on select cases and additional perspectives on key issues. Many elements, however, remain the same, including: the book’s structuring around the Federal Rules of Evidence; carefully edited cases and secondary materials; and the inclusion of numerous problems that allow students to apply new concepts.
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Equality, Fairness, and Reform

Author: Derek Black,Robert A. Garda Jr.,John E. Taylor,Emily Gold Waldman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454882220

Category: Law

Page: 1139

View: 4002

Written by Derek Black, Education Law Association’s 2015 Goldberg Award for Most Significant Publication in Education Law recipient, this second edition casebook develops Education Law through the themes of equality, fairness, and reform. Specifically, Education Law: Equality, Fairness, and Reform, Second Edition, focuses on the laws of equal educational opportunity for various different disadvantaged student populations, the recent reform movements designed to improve education, and the general constitutional rights that extend to all students. Updates included in the second edition include a new chapter devoted to teachers’ rights and reforms, including terminations, tenure, unions, and teacher evaluation, an entirely rewritten chapter on federal policy to incorporate the Every Student Succeeds Act and expansion of sections dealing with sexual orientation and gender identity. New chapter devoted to teachers’ rights and reforms, including terminations, tenure, unions, and teacher evaluation. Entirely rewritten chapter on federal policy to incorporate the Every Student Succeeds Act. Expansion of sections dealing with sexual orientation and gender identity, including the recent Fourth Circuit decision in Grimm v. Gloucester County. Reprint of Taylor v. Itawamba, the story of a protest rap song that captured the nation’s attention this past year. Additional focus on administrative remedies where court decisions have constrained private causes of action.
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Author: David Luban

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454848502

Category: Law

Page: 1416

View: 7974

Bringing a wealth of experience and insight to a rapidly emerging field of inquiry, International and Transnational Criminal Law offers four-part coverage, dynamic perspective, and historical depth. Ideal for the international criminal law course and well suited to courses on transnational law and international law, this casebook carefully examines procedural issues, transnational crimes, and international crimes. Features: Updated throughout to reflect relevant recent Supreme Court and lower court decisions, amended statutes, developments in treaty law, and current scholarship Incorporated recent decisions of the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the ad hoc and hybrid tribunals, particularly regarding the elements of international crimes, sentencing norms, and the prosecutor's role Expanded references to non-U.S. sources, such as the United Kingdom's Terrorism Act of 2006 and its Bribery Act of 2010 Sharpened discussion of jurisdictional as well as extradition and evidence gathering Extended the terrorism chapter by, inter alia, including the Supreme Court's decision in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project and the Lebanon Tribunal's definition of terrorism; adding materials on the (de)listing of designated foreign terrorist organizations; and updating the materials on military commissions Rewrote the International Criminal Court chapter to focus on jurisdiction, admissibility, and the Security Council's role and to concentrate on the Office of the Prosecutor's exercise of prosecutorial judgment, illustrated through Uganda and Sudan case studies Substantially amended the modes of participation and mens rea chapter to incorporate recent decisions, eliminate unnecessary complexities, and, consistent with the ICC's practice, to focus on indirect and direct co-perpetration Updated the crimes against humanity chapter to reflect developments regarding the "group discrimination" and the "state or organizational policy" elements Revised the trafficking in people, drugs, arms, and antiquities chapter Included, in the war crimes chapter, the U.S. drone program, the crime of inflicting disproportionate "collateral" civilian damage, and developments on the crime of recruiting child soldiers Updated the torture chapter to include developments under the Obama administration Updated the Sexual Violence chapter: added the ICC's rape definition and cumulative charging decisions, and discussion of the "new" crime of forced marriage.
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Author: Erwin Chemerinsky,Laurie L. Levenson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454882980

Category: Law

Page: 756

View: 6219

Focusing on the adjudicative phase of criminal procedure, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, Third Edition combines Laurie L. Levenson’s first-hand experience in the criminal justice system with Erwin Chemerinsky’s student-friendly writing style. This volume examines the impact of a host of recent developments in the courts and legislature on the trial process. It eschews reliance on rhetorical questions and law review excerpts in favor of comprehensive exploration of black letter law and trendsetting policy issues. The book utilizes a chronological approach that guides students through criminal procedure doctrine. In addition to presenting the perspectives from various stakeholders (i.e., defense attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and victims), the authors take care to provide students with useful, practice-oriented materials, including pleadings and motions papers. Criminal Procedure: Adjudication not only employs a systemic approach that takes students through issues from policy to application of legal doctrine but also introduces issues at the forefront of modern criminal procedure debates. Key Features: Straightforward writing style and clear, dynamic text that is uncluttered with law review excerpts and features thoughtfully edited principal and minor cases. Intuitive chronological presentation of topics. Systematic and cohesive exploration of policy on every issue, before moving on to the specifics of doctrine. Practice-oriented features and discussion of important, modern criminal procedure issues. Approachable organization based on common progression through criminal justice system. Straight writing style that relies on cases and author essays rather than law review excerpts and strict Socratic rhetoric questions. Practice-oriented features, discussion of modern policy issues, useful example documents for practitioners. Useful examples for future and current criminal law practitioners.
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The Roles of Advocate and Neutral

Author: Dwight Golann,Jay Folberg

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876026

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 5371

With an emphasis on the practical, Mediation: The Roles of Advocate and Neutral, Third Edition, integrates theory with skills and strategies, ethics, and multiple practice applications to teach students about mediation and how to represent clients effectively in the process. This next-generation casebook includes all of the mediation material in Resolving Disputes as well as selected materials from the negotiation and hybrid sections. It expands the mediation coverage in the survey casebook, focusing on psychological barriers, techniques of conducting legal mediation, and how to use mediation as a litigator. Lastly, the third edition of Mediation adds coverage not available in the survey book, including exploration of cognitive obstacles, subtle emotional issues, methods of facilitating positional bargaining and disagreements over legal issues, and policy issues affecting mediation. Features: Expanded discussion of how cognitive barriers and emotions such as grief and loss can impact settlement. Examples showing how lawyers sometimes act as informal mediators. A chapter that place caucus, no-caucus, all-caucus and transformative models of mediation side by side, allowing teachers to compare and contrast processes. The purchase of this Kindle edition does not entitle you to receive 1-year FREE digital access to the corresponding Examples & Explanations in your course area. In order to receive access to the hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations found in the Examples & Explanations, you will need to purchase a new print casebook.
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Persuasion, Strategies, and Technique

Author: Ronald H. Clark,George R. Dekle Sr.,William S. Bailey

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454858788

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 8329

The Cross-Examination Handbook teaches students the skills and strategies behind planning and conducting a persuasive cross-examination. This book offers step-by-step instruction and outstanding examples from illustrative trials. Two criminal and two civil case files, along with role-play assignments, give students practice actually planning and executing a cross-examination.
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Problems, Cases, and Materials

Author: Daniel C.K. Chow

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454858958

Category: Law

Page: 864

View: 6895

Focusing on private international business transactions, this book covers the planning, structure, and implementation of these transactions in today’s global economy. New Key Features New Supreme Court jurisprudence on international litigation and arbitration. New developments in international investment law. New cases on corporate social responsibility.
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Investigation

Author: Erwin Chemerinsky,Laurie L. Levenson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897678

Category: Law

Page: 984

View: 1801

Focusing on the investigation phase of criminal procedure, Criminal Procedure: Investigation combines Laurie L. Levenson’s first-hand experience in the criminal justice system with Erwin Chemerinsky’s student-friendly writing style. The Third Edition examines the impact of a host of recent developments in the courts and legislature on the process investigating crime. It eschews reliance on rhetorical questions and law review excerpts in favor of comprehensive exploration of black letter law and trendsetting policy issues. The book utilizes a chronological approach that guides students through criminal procedure doctrine from rules governing law enforcement investigation to matters related to habeas corpus relief. In addition to presenting the perspectives from various stakeholders, the authors take care to provide students with useful, practice-oriented materials. Criminal Procedure: Investigation not only employs a systemic approach that takes students through issues from policy to application of legal doctrine but also introduces issues at the forefront of modern criminal procedure debates. Key Features: Straightforward writing style and clear, dynamic text that is uncluttered with law review excerpts and features thoughtfully edited principal and minor cases. Intuitive chronological presentation of topics. Systematic and cohesive exploration of policy on every issue, before moving on to the specifics of doctrine. Practice-oriented features and discussion of important, modern criminal procedure issues. Approachable organization based on common progression through criminal justice system. Straight writing style that relies on cases and author essays rather than law review excerpts and strict Socratic rhetoric questions. Practice-oriented features, discussion of modern policy issues, useful example documents for practitioners. Useful examples for future and current criminal law practitioners.
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Cases, Problems, and Case Studies

Author: Gordon Smith,Cynthia A. Williams

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454838450

Category: Law

Page: 768

View: 7145

Reflecting ongoing changes in the structure and regulation of modern business practice, Business Organizations: Cases, Problems, and Case Studies, now in its Third Edition, offers a unique combination of doctrine, problems, and case studies. Recent, high-interest cases are balanced against classic teaching chestnuts. Brief, innovative problems are used in combination with longer case studies. The hands-on problem sets use actual cases and on-line case files to unveil situations faced by identified companies' bringing the real world, and a wealth of source materials, right into your classroom. At a critical juncture in the history of business law in the U.S., the Third Edition offers timely yet streamlined coverage. Recent legislation and Supreme Court decisions, new and updated problems, and a substantially revised companion website support a clear and sustained examination of the role and purview of the law in business transactions. Offering clear descriptions of developing business law, this vivid and timely casebook features: a discriminating selection of fresh cases and classic chestnuts in-depth coverage of how the law applies to modern business structures, (such as joint ventures, venture capital arrangements, franchises, and new limited liability business forms) as well as growth industries (such as computers, biotechnology, and telecommunications) short problems after selected topics give students practice applying the legal principles covered in that section case studies styled on the B-school model that provide opportunities for in-depth analysis of the law in business transactions hybrid entities treated in detail, including a separate chapter on limited liability Recording a critical moment in the history of business law, the Third Edition examines: recent legislative developments and Supreme Court cases new coverage of Section E, Limited Partnerships, with a focus on private equity LP new and updated problems that consistently reinforce topical coverage additional features on the companion website
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Cases, Materials, and Problems

Author: Russell L. Weaver,Steven I. Friedland,Catherine Hancock,Bryan K. Fair,John C. Knechtle,Richard D. Rosen

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145488732X

Category: Law

Page: 1888

View: 6147

Constitutional Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems, Fourth Edition uses a thought-provoking problem approach that encourages students to delve deeper into constitutional doctrine and gives them an accessible and interesting way to learn constitutional issues. Problems at the beginning of each chapter are referenced throughout the text for continuity. Principal constitutional law cases are edited as lightly as possible to allow the Supreme Court to speak for itself, and shorter notes accompany the problems.
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Author: Owen D. Jones,Jeffrey D. Schall,Francis X. Shen

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454847034

Category: Law

Page: 816

View: 4107

The implications for law of new neuroscientific techniques and findings are now among the hottest topics in legal, academic, and media venues. Law and Neuroscience – a collaboration of professors in law, neuroscience, and biology – is the first coursebook to chart this new territory, providing the world’s most comprehensive collection of neurolaw materials. Features: Designed from the ground up with extensive e-capability in mind, with each e-chapter extensively linked to outside sources. Technical subjects explained in an accessible and user-friendly manner. Extensive glossary of key terms. Covers highly current material; over 60% of the cases and publications included were published since 2008
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Author: Geoffrey P. Miller

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887133

Category: Law

Page: 840

View: 3925

The second edition of The Law of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance follows the first edition, as the first casebook focused on the law of governance, risk management, and compliance. Author Geoffrey P. Miller, a highly respected professor of corporate and financial law, brings real world experience to the book as a member of the board of directors and audit and risk committees of a significant banking institution. The book addresses issues of fundamental importance for any regulated organization (the $13 billion settlement between JPMorgan Chase and its regulators is only one of many examples). This book can be a cornerstone for courses on compliance, corporate governance, or on the role of attorneys in managing risk in organizational clients.
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A Context and Practice Casebook

Author: Pavel Wonsowicz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594605215

Category: Law

Page: 545

View: 2976

This casebook is designed to engage students with a wide range of learning styles and to explore evidence law from the eyes of an advocate. Through a problem-centered approach that focuses on the gray areas of the Federal Rules of Evidence, students will develop a heightened sensitivity to factual and legal arguments that govern the admissibility of evidence. This focus on legal argumentation allows students to actively cultivate an understanding of the legal doctrine behind the Federal Rules of Evidence as well as the role that facts and narrative play in legal reasoning. Exercises, visual aids, and video supplements in each chapter allow students to assess their learning.A single thread that runs through the book is video and case materials surrounding a North Carolina murder trial, State v. Peterson. The trial was memorialized in an award-winning documentary, The Staircase, directed by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. The casebook follows the trial, including the strategies undertaken by counsel and the battles over evidentiary issues that shaped both sides' narratives in the trial. Video excerpts will be provided to the instructor to add a further dimension to student learning and to reach a broad array of learning styles.The Teacher's Manual will include pedagogical analysis, visual aids related to the text, questions and exercises designed to be used in or out of class, and video excerpts from The Staircase.This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Development, Washburn University School of Law.
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