2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Jan 19, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

LGST 3680 - Law of Evidence for Legal Professionals



Goals:  To provide an overview of the law of evidence, focusing primarily on the Federal Rules of Evidence but, where appropriate, distinguishing the Federal rules from the Minnesota Rules of Evidence.

Content: This course l covers the terminology, concepts and theories of the law of evidence, including methods of reasoning and of assessing reasoning strength and validity. In addition to becoming familiar with evidentiary rules, students will develop familiarity with Federal and Minnesota Rules of Evidence, identify evidentiary issues in hypothetical fact situations, and think critically about evidentiary concepts and issues. The course  also emphasizes the importance of collecting and preserving evidence, identifying necessary witnesses, and understanding appropriate techniques in introducing and objecting to evidence.

Taught: Annually

Prerequisite: LGST 1110 or CJFS 1120; LGST 1250 is also recommended

Note: Legal specialty course.

Credits: 4