Course Syllabi and Information
A study of the rules of evidence and reasons supporting them, state
and federal. These include relevancy, impeachment, the burden of
producing evidence, the burden of persuasion, presumptions, judicial
notice, competency of witnesses, the presentation of evidence and
its admission of exclusion, demonstrative evidence, writings, the
hearsay rule and its exceptions and privilege. This course must be
taken in the fall semester of students second year.
Syllabus for Evidence, Section 2
2nd-3rd Year/Texas Practice/903
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the
procedures of litigating a case, either civil or criminal, in a
Texas court. Topics range from issuance of process to the
satisfaction of judgment, with some attendant substantive law
concepts, from a practice point of view. Court structure, limitation
of actions, jurisdiction, venue, process, parties, pleadings,
motions, pretrial disclosure, calendar practice, preparation for
trial, pretrial conference, jury trial, non-jury trial judgments and
their enforcement, provisional remedies, special proceedings and
appeals will be discussed. Also included in the course are criminal
procedure and other substantive law concepts. Students must take
this course in their second or third year if after first year G.P.A.
is below 3.0.
Syllabus for Texas Practice