Expert Witness - Perry

 

 

WEEK ONE

1.            Expert Testimony: An Introduction

•             Introduce the class

•             Scope/goal/purpose

•             Format

•             Teacher expectations

•            Grading

•             What is "expert" testimony?

•             When is it appropriate?

•             When is it required!

•             Lay "opinions" - Federal Ru1es of Evidence (FRE) 701.

 

Reading Assignment:          

Commonwealth v. Simmons. 662 A.2d 621 (Supreme 1995).

United States v. Harris. 995 F2d 532 (4th Cir. 1993).

NITA TEXT pages 185 to 193

Performance Assignment:  Next page        

STUDENTS SHOULD ALSO REVIEW THE COURSE MATERIALS RELATING TO THE LEPOVETSKY CASE.  A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF THE FACTS OF THIS CASE WILL BE HELPFUL TO THE ENTIRE COURSE AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE COURSE.