Scientific And Expert Evidence

Author: John M. Conley
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145482400X
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Using representative cases, comprehensible scientific readings, and the authors' insightful introductions and explanatory notes, Scientific and Expert Evidence, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive treatment of the law and science relating to scientific and expert evidence. The Second Edition adds new material on statistics and economics and explores some of the issues surrounding the evolving science of DNA as it relates to evidence. This casebook helps students develop a solid grounding in the methods and procedures of science and technology by: Presenting complex issues in a clear and concise way, proceeding from scientific background to cases to illustrative comments and questions. Comprehensive coverage that ranges from forensics to medical causation to statistics to economic expert evidence. Providing a balanced mixture of cases, journal articles, and excerpts from the Scientific Evidence Manual. Explaining the technical material in the statistics and the DNA chapters with accessible language that avoids superficial treatment of the issues. Teaching students to become sophisticated consumers of expert evidence, capable of skeptical analysis of opposition claims and critical thought about theoretical problems of expert testimony. Clarifying the different goals and methods of law and science to allow students to discern when and how these differences can be harmonized. New to the Second Edition: Lengthier explanations of basic statistical concepts, with more examples and illustrations, in both the text and the teacher's manual. Additional economics cases. Treatment in the text of evolving DNA science, including expanded coverage of mitochondrial DNA analysis, toxicogenomics, and the vanishing notion of "junk" DNA. An expanded textual treatment of the sometimes-conflicting legal and scientific ideas of causation and proof.

Evidence And The Advocate A Contextual Approach To Learning Evidence

Author: Christopher W. Behan
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327175044
Size: 45.85 MB
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Evidence and the Advocate teaches each rule of evidence using a three pronged approach: (1) a treatise-like explanation of the rule, its purposes, exceptions and foundations; (2) cases, discussion questions and hypothetical problems related to the rule; and (3) an application section in which the students must prepare a courtroom exercise putting the rule into action. This approach forms a teaching template for each rule of evidence. Each application exercise stands alone and has been designed to illuminate the rule being taught. The application exercises range from simple form-of-question drills to full-fledged evidentiary hearings. Some require minimal preparation, and others require significant out-of-class research and preparation. In the exercises, students serve as attorneys, witnesses, judges, and, in the more involved exercises, as a court of appeals. The exercises build on each other. The initial exercises focus on fundamental advocacy skills such as conducting a direct examination or laying the foundation for an exhibit. Later exercises incorporate these foundational skills for more complicated tasks such as writing a motion, impeaching a witness, or conducting a Daubert hearing on the reliability of expert testimony.

Evidence

Author: David A. Sklansky
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454874694
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A highly flexible casebook focusing on core concepts and central controversies in evidence law. With well-selected and tightly edited cases, this casebook offers thoroughly up-to-date coverage of technical and jurisprudential developments in scientific proof. Specifically, the fourth edition contains a dozen new cases while also dropping older material made redundant by the additions. The author has replaced the Supreme Court s confrontation decisions in Davis v. Washington and Michigan v. Bryant with the Court s 2015 decision in Clark v. Ohio. The Court s 2012 decision in Williams v. Illinois, regarding confrontation and expert witnesses, has replaced State v. Lewis. And Warger v. Shauers, the Court s 2014 decision applying Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), has pushed aside Tanner v. United States and People v. Fleiss.

Cross Examination Handbook

Author: Ronald H. Clark
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454858788
Size: 55.96 MB
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The Cross-Examination Handbook teaches students the skills and strategies behind planning and conducting a persuasive cross-examination. This book offers step-by-step instruction and outstanding examples from illustrative trials. Two criminal and two civil case files, along with role-play assignments, give students practice actually planning and executing a cross-examination.

Evidence

Author: David P. Leonard
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145487886X
Size: 72.73 MB
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Evidence: A Structured Approach offers a unique, structured approach facilitates learning and motivates students to prepare for class. One Federal Rule of Evidence introduces each section, followed by text explaining the background, rationale, and details of the rule. The text includes numerous diagrams as visual aids to learning and short transcripts that illustrate how the rules are applied in the courtroom. The authors emphasize the rules over cases, but include edited versions of some judicial opinions, including the seminal cases that every lawyer should know. The heart of the “structured approach” is the Questions for Classroom Discussion, which follow the narrative explanation for each rule. These questions consist of simple hypothetical cases allowing for a step-by-step analysis of each rule. Because students know what will be the focus of class discussion, they quickly learn that preparation pays off. The book’s website allows students to download the questions directly into their notes before class, freeing students to spend more time listening and thinking while in class.

Corporate Finance

Author: Stephen J. Lubben
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454845260
Size: 46.86 MB
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Designed for use in the growing Corporate Finance class, this casebook features a strong theoretical framework with strong coverage of M&A, bankruptcy, finance, and valuation. The valuation unit covers math from a lawyer s perspective, focusing on the intuitions behind the valuation techniques in a way that will facilitate interaction with bankers and accountants in practice. Features: The author, Stephen J. Lubben, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of corporate bankruptcy, financial distress and debt Mathematically sophisticated but accessible, focusing the quantitative tools on motivating and understanding the business and concepts Includes and refers extensively to deal documents throughout to establish a theme of the actual transactions to compare to the lines of cases describing how deals go bad Practical, transactional approach to corporate finance Organized around four basic units: valuation, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and financial distress

Mediation

Author: Dwight Golann
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454876026
Size: 29.75 MB
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With an emphasis on the practical, Mediation: The Roles of Advocate and Neutral, Third Edition, integrates theory with skills and strategies, ethics, and multiple practice applications to teach students about mediation and how to represent clients effectively in the process. This next-generation casebook includes all of the mediation material in Resolving Disputes as well as selected materials from the negotiation and hybrid sections. It expands the mediation coverage in the survey casebook, focusing on psychological barriers, techniques of conducting legal mediation, and how to use mediation as a litigator. Lastly, the third edition of Mediation adds coverage not available in the survey book, including exploration of cognitive obstacles, subtle emotional issues, methods of facilitating positional bargaining and disagreements over legal issues, and policy issues affecting mediation. Features: Expanded discussion of how cognitive barriers and emotions such as grief and loss can impact settlement. Examples showing how lawyers sometimes act as informal mediators. A chapter that place caucus, no-caucus, all-caucus and transformative models of mediation side by side, allowing teachers to compare and contrast processes. The purchase of this Kindle edition does not entitle you to receive 1-year FREE digital access to the corresponding Examples & Explanations in your course area. In order to receive access to the hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations found in the Examples & Explanations, you will need to purchase a new print casebook.

Domestic Violence

Author: Diane Kiesel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781632815583
Size: 75.53 MB
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Criminal Procedure Adjudication

Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454882980
Size: 10.59 MB
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Focusing on the adjudicative phase of criminal procedure, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, Third Edition combines Laurie L. Levenson’s first-hand experience in the criminal justice system with Erwin Chemerinsky’s student-friendly writing style. This volume examines the impact of a host of recent developments in the courts and legislature on the trial process. It eschews reliance on rhetorical questions and law review excerpts in favor of comprehensive exploration of black letter law and trendsetting policy issues. The book utilizes a chronological approach that guides students through criminal procedure doctrine. In addition to presenting the perspectives from various stakeholders (i.e., defense attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and victims), the authors take care to provide students with useful, practice-oriented materials, including pleadings and motions papers. Criminal Procedure: Adjudication not only employs a systemic approach that takes students through issues from policy to application of legal doctrine but also introduces issues at the forefront of modern criminal procedure debates. Key Features: Straightforward writing style and clear, dynamic text that is uncluttered with law review excerpts and features thoughtfully edited principal and minor cases. Intuitive chronological presentation of topics. Systematic and cohesive exploration of policy on every issue, before moving on to the specifics of doctrine. Practice-oriented features and discussion of important, modern criminal procedure issues. Approachable organization based on common progression through criminal justice system. Straight writing style that relies on cases and author essays rather than law review excerpts and strict Socratic rhetoric questions. Practice-oriented features, discussion of modern policy issues, useful example documents for practitioners. Useful examples for future and current criminal law practitioners.