Evidence Law Analyzed: Principles, Problems, and Cases Under the Federal and Maryland Rules, Second Edition
Evidence Law Analyzed (2nd ed.) provides explanations of and problems regarding each area of evidence addressed by the Federal Rules of Evidence, all of which are covered by the Multi-State bar examination. The author gives special emphasis to the determination of hearsay v. nonhearsay, the new analysis of the confrontation clause after Crawford v. Washington, and preservation of the record for appeal. She also highlights differences between the federal rules and the state evidence code found in Title 5 of the Maryland Rules. Flow charts on hearsay and the confrontation clause are included. Problems and questions are designed to test readers' understanding of the evidence rules and the policy decisions underlying them. The author encourages readers to analyze how the evidence rules shape litigation outcomes and whether either the federal or Maryland rules should be revised. The book includes landmark cases, as well as recent case law exemplifying the application of the rules. Evidence issues are best won at trial. So that students may see the rules applied in the context of complete trials, appendices set forth two trial transcripts, one criminal and one civil, to which references are made throughout the text. About the author: Lynn McLain, Professor and Dean Joseph Curtis Faculty Fellow Emerita at the University of Baltimore School of Law, earned her J.D., with distinction, from Duke Law School. She has received several teaching awards at the University of Baltimore, is a life fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, and is a frequent lecturer at the Maryland Judicial Institute. Professor McLain is the author of a widely-cited three-volume treatise on the Maryland and Federal Rules of Evidence as well as another book devoted solely to the Maryland Rules of Evidence. She served as a Special Reporter to the Maryland Court of Appeals' Rules Committee during the drafting and adoption of Maryland's code of evidence. Professor McLain has continued as a consultant to the Rules Committee on evidence issues and has been active in evidence law reform efforts in Maryland, particularly regarding witness child abuse and witness intimidation.
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McLain, Lynn, "Evidence Law Analyzed: Principles, Problems, and Cases Under the Federal and Maryland Rules, Second Edition" (2012). Books. 77.