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Description: Evidence: A Structured Approach is designed to facilitate teaching andlearning. Its unique organization complements the way most professors teachevidence law, with each section focused on one Federal Rule of Evidence.Questions are presented as a series of short, accessible hypotheticals andbuild upon one another to facilitate thorough student understanding of therule at hand. Students know in advance what questions will be the focus ofclassroom discussion, providing a strong incentive to come to class prepared.The authors emphasize the written rules, rather than case law, as the primarysource of evidence law today. Salient cases are skillfully edited to providesolid legal grounding in the topic, and author-written explanatory materialand notes help bring the rules of evidence to life.The Third Edition welcomes new co-author Gary Williams, anexpert in the rules of evidence. New Supreme Court cases, with questions forclassroom discussion, and new FRE amendments are also included in thisedition. The impact of new technology on evidence law issues is exploredthrough cases and problems, and the Teacher’s Manual has been updated toreflect new and expanded material.Features:The structured approach complements the way that most professors teachevidence law:One Federal Rule of Evidence introduces each section, followed bytext—including numerous examplesexplaining the background, rationale, anddetails of the rule.Questions for classroom discussion are presented as a series ofshort hypotheticals —each illustrating a single aspect of the rule andbuilding on previous questions until the rule is fully explored – tofacilitate learning and improve student preparation for class.Focus is on written rules, rather than cases, as the primary source ofevidence law today.Skillfully edited versions of cases, including seminal cases that everyliterate lawyer should know.Includes hypothetical transcript exercises, charts, and diagrams .Hearsay chapter includes chains of inference (Statement InferenceConclusion) to illustrate hearsay and nonhearsay uses of statements.Streamlined, manageable length is appealing to professors and students .The Teacher’s Manual provides an analysis of each of theQuestions for Classroom Discussion so it can function as the core ofthe professor’s lecture notes . Also included are capsuledescriptions of each case; additional questions, readings, and citationsto authorities; and suggested syllabi .Students may download the questions from the authors’ website fora head start on class notes. Also included on the website are additionalquestions and materials for students studying California law;password-protected questions, answers, and materials for professors; and late-breaking evidence cases and FRE amendments .Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents:New co-author Gary Williams, who brings his considerable expertiseto this edition.New FRE amendmentsNew U.S. Supreme Court cases regarding the Confrontation Clause,with accompanying questions for classroom discussion.Other new cases and problems regarding impact of new technologies oncertain evidence law issues, including new cases on applicability ofconfidential communication privileges to emails sent by employees on theirwork computers .Updated Teacher's Manual.