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Spring 2022
5357 Evidence - BREM- 19797

Professor(s): Katherine Brem (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  TTH  Location: 240  BLB

Course Outline: This course aims to provide you with a working knowledge of both the Federal and Texas Rules of Evidence. Texas, like most states, has adopted a set of evidence rules based on the federal rules, so we will discuss the Texas rules only insofar as they significantly differ from the federal rules.
The rules of evidence govern the introduction of all types of evidence, including testimonial, tangible, documentary, photographic demonstrative, and scientific. To fully comprehend these rules it is essential to study them in the context of litigation. We will therefore study the application of the rules through a series of problems interspersed throughout the course.

Course Syllabus: syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration in November, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through Jan. 5th, 2022, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.



First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/12 6pm-9pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (10/11/2021 2:07:24 PM)

Book(s) Required

Book Order: Rent or buy Deborah J. Merritt and Ric Simmons, Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom (4th ed. 2018). You will need the CaseBook Plus Format, which you can purchase in one of three ways. Whichever format you choose, be sure you have access to both the textbook and its accompanying Learning Library.

1. ISBN-13: 9781634606462 (includes Textbook/eBook/Learning Library);
2. ISBN-13: 9781640203860 (includes eBook/Learning Library – no physical textbook); or
3. Used Textbook + ISBN-13: 9781640202658 (Learning Library only).