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Judge Ryan has compiled these materials over the last twenty-four years of teaching law school and continuing legal and judicial education Evidence programs in the United States and internationally. Essential Evidence Outlines is unique in that it provides the Federal Rules of Evidence including current amendments through December 2011, signi?cant Evidence cases through October 2011, a topical index, and “ready to use” outlines for an entire Evidence or Advanced Evidence course. The text has been used in National Judicial College classes and is designed to be employed by members of the judiciary and practitioners to assist them as a guide in quickly ?nding answers to evidentiary issues that arise during trial. Law school professors at a number of law schools have used the text as a required text and to assist them in the preparation of their lectures and course materials. Law students have described previous editions as an “invaluable re-source” and have used the outlines of the Federal Rules of Evidence as a required or supplemental text in Evidence class or in preparation for the bar examination as a review of the essential elements of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Consequently, it is essential reading for members of the judiciary, academics, practitioners, and students who wish to have a better grasp of the substantive law of Evidence.
The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure govern criminal proceedings and prosecutions in the U.S. district courts, the courts of appeals, and the Supreme Court. Their purpose is to "provide for the just determination of every criminal proceeding, to secure simplicity in procedure and fairness in administration, and to eliminate unjustifiable expense and delay." Fed. R. Crim. P. 2. The original rules were adopted by order of the Supreme Court on December 26, 1944, transmitted to Congress on January 3, 1945, and effective March 21, 1946. The rules have since been amended numerous times, most recently in 2013.
Written by Eileen A. Scallen and Glen Weissenberger, two of the nation's most respected evidence scholars, California Evidence Courtroom Manual incorporates complete coverage of the California Evidence Code and California evidence case law.
Complete text of the California Evidence Code
Summaries of the current status of California law on each evidentiary issue
Recent significant cases
Quick California Evidence Update — a summary of Evidence Code amendments and significant California case law for easy reference
Authoritative commentary and pointers for applying the law of evidence in actual practice
Analyses of current trends and new developments
Comprehensive chart comparing the California Evidence Code to the Federal Rules of Evidence