Tuesday, July 26, 2005

New evidence casebook

[BOOK] Prof. Peter Nicolas has written a new casebook on evidence: Evidence: Problems, Cases and Materials. According to the publisher's description,

This new casebook provides a comprehensive, problem-based approach to the rules of evidence. Organized around the federal rules of evidence, this casebook is more comprehensive than most in that it provides coverage of every single rule of evidence, down to the most obscure exceptions to the hearsay rule. Yet, through careful case choice and editing, Nicolas has produced a book that can easily be taught from cover-to-cover in as few as three semester hours.

Key features of the casebook include 89 in-depth problems that are designed to teach all the nuances of the rules, an enriched section on scientific evidence, application of the rules to electronic evidence, and appellate review of evidentiary rulings. In addition, the casebook incorporates the Supreme Court’s recent Confrontation Clause decision in Crawford v. Washington, as well as pending proposed changes to Rules 404, 408, 606, and 609.

The book is currently on Course Reserve (for the summer school Evidence Course), at KF8934 .N53 2005. When it's not on Course Reserve, it will be available in the Classified Stacks.

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