Course Number: LAW 560
Evidence is the body of law regulating the admissibility of what is offered as proof into the record of a legal proceeding. Producing and presenting evidence at trial is subject to complex rules, which must become second nature to the trial attorney. Evidence is something (testimony, documents, tangible objects) that tends to prove or disprove the existence of an alleged fact. This study of the state and federal rules of evidence is background for the Trial Practice course and many of our clinical placements where students conduct trials.