Deborah J. Merritt and Ric Simmons' Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom, 4th
Learning Evidence engages students by offering colorful courtroom examples, excerpts from trial transcripts, and lucid explanations of each evidentiary rule. The fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect the continued emergence of electronic media, the Supreme Court’s Sixth Amendment jurisprudence, and recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence.
To deepen student learning, the edition includes links to a dozen online videos, as well as interactive simulations in which students play the role of trial lawyers or judges. A comprehensive teacher’s manual and website provide classroom hypotheticals, simulations, writing exercises, quiz questions, PowerPoint slides, and other support.
This edition utilizes the CasebookPlus™ platform, providing your students digital access to faculty-authored self-assessments that allow them to test their understanding of core concepts as they are learning them in class, engaging interactive simulations in which students play the role of trial lawyers or judges, and more. Learn more at Faculty-CasebookPlus.com.
Supreme Court Decision
On March 6, 2017, the Supreme Court decided Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado, which recognizes a new Sixth Amendment limit on Rule 606(b). Link here to our description
of the decision, as well as to the Court's opinion.