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Evidence Law Treatises
Courtroom Criminal Evidence
Edward J. Imwinkelried et al
This treatise is geared for the criminal trial attorney and covers the current status of the law of evidence, relying on the common law, Federal Rules of Evidence, federal statutes and exclusionary rules of the U.S. Supreme Court. Such topics as trial procedure, competency of witnesses, real evidence and search or seizure are examined in detail. Updated annually.
Evidence in a Nutshell
Paul F. Rothstein et al
Designed as a study aid for students, the fifth edition of Prof. Rothstein's nutshell includes a comprehensive table of contents outlining the topics covered, including judicial notice, relevancy, privileges, witnesses, opinions, hearsay and authentication.
Evidence: Examples and Explanations
This study aid succinctly explains the major topics of evidence, including relevance, hearsay and impeachment. It also features questions with clear explanations to answer each topic. The appendix provides a "plain English" version of the Federal Rules of Evidence, including the new amendments.
Christopher Mueller & Laird Kirkpatrick
This is a six-volume analysis of the Federal Rules of Evidence. The publication is organized on a rule-by-rule basis and contains the complete text of the Advisory Committee Notes. It also incorporates case law, law review, and other practice references, while also discussing important evidence doctrines not specifically covered by particular Rules.
Law Library no longer updating print subscription.
Federal Rules of Evidence in a Nutshell
Michael H. Graham
This nutshell is structured to present each rule of evidence in order, with commentary for each rule presented. Case citations are minimal as this study aid's intent is to help student's understand of the law of evidence, without being overburdened by case citations.
Handbook of Federal Evidence
Michael H. Graham
This multi-volume treatise is a complete, in-depth overview of the subject of evidence, based on review of thousands of federal cases construing and applying the Federal Rules of Evidence. It addresses rulings on evidence, preliminary questions, limited admissibility, and judicial notice. Presumptions in civil and criminal actions and proceedings, relevancy and its limits, privileges, witnesses, and expert testimony are also addressed. Appendices in volume 5 provide the Federal Rules of Evidence and a legislative and committee history of the rules. Updated in print format by pocket parts; updated electronically annually.
Library's print subscription cancelled in 2009.
McCormick on Evidence
Kenneth S. Broun
This treatise combines evidence rules and case law in a moderate sized volume for use by both practioners and students. The primary topics covered include examination of witnesses, admission and exclusion, competency, privilege, relevancy, writings, the hearsay rule, judicial notice and burden of proof.
The New Wigmore: A Treatise on Evidence
This modern day compilation includes five distinct volumes which comprehensively cover the evidentiary issues in litigation. Volumes include Expert Evidence, Evidentiary Privileges, Evidence of Other Misconduct and Selected Rules of Limited Admissibility. Each volume includes a table of authorities, table of cases and table of statutes. Cumulative supplements are published annually.
Law Library cancelled print subscription in 2014.
Weinstein's Evidence Manual
Jack B. Weinstein
The online volume comprehensively covers the Federal Rules of Evidence for judges, lawyers and students who need a concise guide to the practical and theoretical information required in the court, office, and classroom.
Weissenberger's Federal Evidence
Glen Weissenberger, James J. Duane
This is a comprehensive treatise on the Federal Rules of Evidence that serves as a succinct yet scholarly analysis of the Evidence Rules for judges, practitioners, and students. This work contains a careful examination of the most recent changes in the Federal Rules, including those that went into effect in December of 2006. Updated annually online.