HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
Fall Semester 1999
Evidence A-2
Visiting Professor Peter Murray
Condensed Weekly Course Outline and Syllabus

 
Classes Topic Federal Rules Assignment
9/7, 9/8 Relevance/ Process of Inference Rules 401, 402, 104 Assignment 1
9/14, 9/15 Relevance/ Unfair Prejudice Rules 401-403 Assignment 2
9/21, 9/22,  Circumstantial, Statistical Evidence; Rules of Exclusion Rules 401-403; 407-411 Assignment 3
9/28, 9/29  Character Evidence, Propensity, Prior Acts  Rules 404, 405 Assignment 4
10/5, 10/6,  Character Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases; Competency of Witnesses Rules 412-415; Rules 601-602 Assignment 5
10/12, 10/13 Form of Examination -Credibility of Witnesses; Impeachment and Rehabilitation G&N 265-310; Rules 607-609  Assignment 6
10/19, 10/20,  Trial Presentation Issues and Introduction to Hearsay Rules 611, 801,  Assignment 7
10/25, 10/26* Statements Which are Not Hearsay; Hearsay Exceptions Rules 801 - 804;  Assignment 8 
11/1 - 11/5 No Class - Flyout Week Catch up on reading.  
11/9, 11/10 Hearsay Exceptions, Confrontation and Due Process Rules 801- 805, 
6th Amendment 
Assignment 9 
11/16, 11/17 Privileges Rule 501; Proposed Rules 501-513 Assignment 10
11/23, 11/24 Opinions, Expert Testimony Rules 701-705;  Assignment 11 
11/30, 12/1 Court Appointed Experts; Authentication Rules 706, 901-904;  Assignment 12
12/7, 12/8 Best Evidence, Burden of Proof, Presumptions Rules 1001-1006; 301-303 Assignment 13
"Rules" refer to the Federal Rules of Evidence.
 
 
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