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Evidence: Examples & Explanations [Paperback]

Arthur Best
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Book Description

May 19, 2009 0735584796 978-0735584792 7
<p> The #1 study guide for Evidence is now in its <b>Seventh Edition</b>. <b> Examples & Explanations: Evidence</b> is the go-to resource for any student struggling to understand the concepts and rules of evidence as described in their casebook. The <i>Examples & Explanations</i> pedagogy encourages students to read the text carefully, apply what they have learned, and test their understanding of the material. </p> <p> <b>A leader in its field, <i>Examples & Explanations: Evidence</i> features:</b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>clear and concise introductions</b> to the concepts and Rules of Evidence </li> <li> <b>examples with questions</b> that start out simply and gradually build in complexity </li> <li> <b>thorough explanations of how to analyze the questions</b> in the examples </li> <li> <b>a "plain language" version of the Federal Rules of Evidence</b>, complete with new amendments to the Rules </li> <li> <b>generous use of visual aids</b>—tables and charts—that illustrate key concepts </li> </ul> <p> <b>Still fewer than 350 pages, the Seventh Edition includes:</b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>discussion of <i>Giles v. California</i>, concerning Hearsay and the Confrontation Clause </b> </li> <li> <b>analysis of newly-adopted Rule 502</b>, regarding inadvertent waiver of the attorney-client privilege, with a plain-language explanation in the Appendix </li> <li> <b>a flow chart</b> that illustrates the proper sequence of analysis for relevance and hearsay exclusions & exceptions as applied to an out-of-court statement </li> <li> <b>a new chart</b> that illustrates <b>character evidence with regard to the propensity inference</b> </li> </ul> <p> <b>Examples & Explanations: Evidence, Seventh Edition</b>, is a current and time-proven resource that you can recommend to your students with confidence. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

Product Details

  • Series: Examples & Explanations
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers; 7 edition (May 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735584796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735584792
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 7 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Test Prep Resource May 6, 2011
By doc1296
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If you have a couple of days to prepare for your Evidence final, I recommend taking one of those days to read this book. It gives great context to help you understand not only how the rules of evidence work, but also why they are written the way they are. My philosophy is that if you understand why the rule exists, it is easier to remember what the rule is. This E and E can easily be read in a day or two because it is so easy to read. In sum, it is a great supplement to your primary course materials.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars E&E are the way to go September 12, 2010
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I found this E and E to be especially good. The material in this supplement is comprehensive, so just read the section that apply to your prof's teaching.

Excellent hypos, clear explainations, and a good setup made this text a good addition to my evidence studies.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the better E&E volumes December 19, 2011
By F. Ruso
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If you have read any of E&E books in law school, one soon realizes there are very few volumes that keep up with Glannon's Civ Pro and Torts.

However, this one comes close. While one of the shortest E&E books, it packs a punch. Professor Best does a great job of explaining the nuances of hearsay in concise plain english.

I had a closed book exam. There is no way I would have "gotten" hearsay exemptions and exceptions without reading the chapters on hearsay. While I studied the whole book, the hearsay chapters alone are worth the price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not that helpful December 23, 2011
By Booker
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I didn't find this E&E all that helpful. I think it would have been better with more hypos explaining some of the nuances of the rules. Also, it would have been helpful if in the Q&A section the fact patterns were shorter -- less example and more explanation.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for What It Is April 11, 2011
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Great resource for a cut-and-dry understanding of the rules. The explanations of the examples in this E&E are particularly helpful.

Know that this -- as well as any other E&E -- isn't a hornbook. You won't get much case law, and you won't get a full outline. This is a great resource for filling in gaps in your knowledge, but don't treat it as your only source in preparing for an Evidence final.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evidence October 4, 2009
Never used an appendix like I do with this book!Use it with your EZ rules and then do flashcards to see if you get it! Be self-taught when you don't get your teacher's style and you need to pass Evidence!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for studying April 7, 2014
By Kristin
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I love examples and explanations for studying. I think they are a necessity for preparing for finals, and for clarifying any issues.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful in test prep March 26, 2014
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I found this very useful in test preparation. I read some of the texts regarding rules that I had questions. So that helped. However, the questions at the end of each chapter helped the most. As a general rule, test preparation is about practice questions.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Study Guide
This was a great study guide for Evidence, I just wish it had more practice questions. But that is the author's problem, not the seller! It also arrived super fast!
Published 12 months ago by ciddings
5.0 out of 5 stars Law Student
Purchased this my first semester of 2L year.
Definitely a life saver!
So many rules, and then exceptions to the rules. Read more
Published 18 months ago by MCGeorge
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Saver
Like a lot of law students, I specialize in the art of "cramming." With evidence my exam preparation was no different. My professor ran a rather dull, non-rigorous Evidence course. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Brian P. Mckinney
4.0 out of 5 stars Good supplement
I found this book to be very helpful in giving explanations for the rules. The examples were very helpful as well.
Published on July 8, 2012 by Gmg
5.0 out of 5 stars Love these E&Es
I loved my evidence class but needed a little extra help in preparing for the exam. I trusted Examples and Explanation to get me through Civil Procedure, so it was the clear... Read more
Published on June 6, 2012 by Lindsey M.
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful supplement
Evidence E&E was useful for comparing w/ my notes and the examples were helpful to verify that I wasn't completely lost in the material, but it wasn't as detailed as the material... Read more
Published on May 18, 2012 by Marianne
3.0 out of 5 stars not as good as other E&E's
I normally am a big fan of the E&E series so I got this one at the beginning of the semester. I really find this E&E to be lacking compared to others. Read more
Published on April 18, 2012 by TChatt
4.0 out of 5 stars We'll see at exam time...
So far this E&E has been really useful for me to get a slightly more common language explanation of the rules of evidence. Read more
Published on November 27, 2011 by mbpitt86
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