Evidence Seminar

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Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
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Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
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Course Description

This writing seminar will examine selected topics in evidence law and policy from a more advanced, and often more critical, theoretical, and practical perspective than is feasible in the basic Evidence course. We will examine current doctrinal controversies and explore scholarly critiques of specific rules and principles, including critical or interdisciplinary perspectives on the traditional approaches underlying evidence law. Each student will produce a substantial research paper on a related topic to be chosen in consultation with the instructor, and a significant portion of the course will be devoted to the development, writing, and editing of those papers, both during class meetings and in individual meetings with the instructor.