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Evidence: Practice, Problems, and Rules, 2E

Front Cover - Evidence: Practice, Problems, and Rules, 2E

Second Edition 

Arthur Best
University of Denver


2017. 753 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-7669-4.

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About the Book

This book is among the first of Aspenís new suite of casebooks that embody a contemporary philosophy of legal education, with features that will better prepare students for bar passage and law practice. 

Very clear organization and straightforward introductory material for each section and case make Evidence: Practice, Problems, and Rules an important text in the field. The second edition includes a tested selection of interesting modern cases help students remember the rules, recognize difficult issues of application, examine the policy choices inherent in the rules, and build their case-reading and analytical skills. Concise notes, relatively few in number, maximize the likelihood that students will engage with them. Examples of provocative minority approaches frame the Federal Rules choices, as well as essay-style problems and multiple-choice questions.


Key Features of the Second Edition:

  • Short video clips are available, and icons in page margins show where they relate to material and what aspects of rules and doctrines they illustrate.
  • Reflects changes to the Federal Rules treatment of prior consistent statements. 
  • Updated to include the latest Supreme Court decisions on the Confrontation Clause (Ohio v. Clark) and the prohibition against juror impeachment of verdicts (Warger v. Shauers).
  • Clear organization
  • Straightforward introduction to each section and case
  • Modern interesting cases that reinforce reading and analytical skills
  • Concise notes
  • Examples of provocative minority approaches to frame the Federal Rules choice
  • Multiple-choice questions with suggested analyses
  • Essay-style problems and multiple-choice questions are presented (with suggested analyses for every problem in the Teachers Manual).

Preface / Sample Chapters