Skills & Values: Evidence is one of the first titles in the new Skills & Values Series. The books in this new series are designed to enable professors to assign supplementary practice-oriented material to enrich their students' traditional study. Skills & Values: Evidence challenges students to apply the substantive content from their Evidence course in a way that helps them see what the doctrinal law of Evidence looks like when it "crosses a lawyer's desk". Each chapter offers a stand-alone exercise which focuses on a particular rule under the Federal Rules of Evidence. The exercises-which often include documents, diagrams, photographs, and trial transcripts-require students to put doctrine into action. Sometimes students are directed to make an argument to the trial court; other times, they are directed to conduct discovery, interview witnesses, examine witnesses on the stand to lay evidentiary foundations, or voir dire those witnesses to weaken the foundation. The materials are designed to allow students to self-assess, thus enhancing the learning experience while allowing professors maximum flexibility to choose the level of their own engagement.
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