Evidence (2220)

This course covers the law of evidence in both criminal and civil trials including the following subjects: burden of proof; allocation of authority between judge and jury; presumptions; judicial notice; direct and circumstantial evidence; relevancy and its specialized rules including character evidence; witness competency and direct and cross-examination of witnesses including impeachment; expert and opinion testimony; hearsay and its exceptions including the right of confrontation and privileges. Special attention is given to the Michigan and Federal Rules of Evidence and the differences between them.

Course Details

  • Credits: 4