Evidence is the fuel to the fire of litigation. Learn the ins and outs of admissibility, relevancy, and hearsay. After studying this subject, you will be able to analyze the admissibility of any piece of evidence.
Brainscape's MBE classes were developed by a team of attorneys from UCLA School of Law with learning scientists from Yale and Columbia Universities. The team recognized that the tools provided in full-service bar review programs (BarBri, Kaplan, Themis, etc) were not aligned with the demands of today’s bar exam. The key to success on the bar exam is the ability to quickly recall and apply bite-sized portions of law; however, the current long-winded structure of bar review miss the mark on creating an effective study resource for ingraining the information needed for success.
We've condensed ALL the core concepts covered in these full-service programs into the bite-sized facts that students can easily learn and leverage for success on the bar exam. We used a combination of old bar exams, course notes, competitors' test prep books, and advice from experienced tutors to ensure quality and COMPREHENSIVENESS. Dozens of student testers from top schools have helped us continually refine the content toward perfection over a period of two years. And now THOUSANDS of top students are using it to boost their scores on the MBE.
The MBE classes in Brainscape deliver and align to the comprehensive review provided in bar review programs, but does so with the focus of real legal experts leveraging the reality of today’s bar exam.
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Learn about the fundamentals of the Federal Rules of Evidence, including: - Role of judge and jury - Objections to admissibility - Judicial Notice - Order of trial - Burdens of proof - Authentication
Learn the requirements of every witness and the methods of developing testimony. Delve into the ways to impeach a witness and remove credibility.
Discover the limits of what can be used as evidence. Learn when character evidence can be introduced and what types of character evidence can be introduced.
Dive into the requirements of authentication. Explore the triggers of the best evidence rule and the methods of authenticating evidence, as well as the requirements for expert testimony.
Uncover the privileges that keep evidence from a trial. Learn the protected relationships: from the attorney client privilege to the marital privilege.
"He said" "She said" "I said" statements are all hearsay. Learn when they can be admitted and when they will be excluded.