Evidence Simulations: Bridge to Practice


This volume in the “Bridge to Practice” series is designed to help students hit the ground running when they graduate, focusing on the trial context – how to handle evidentiary issues in the heat of battle. In ten chapters it takes the class through each of the major areas of Evidence law, using simulated trial settings, pre-trial arguments, and trial-planning evidentiary analysis. The exercises are based on two simple, easy-to-grasp case scenarios (one civil, one criminal). In some exercises the students play all the roles; in others they watch video’d trial segments “cold” and are required to react with objections and arguments in support of or in opposition to offered evidence. Each exercise is preceded by a set of “points to remember” to equip beginning students with the trial advocacy skills they need to handle a simulated trial setting. A final exercise combines all areas into one summary wrap-up useful for a session on overall course review. The Teacher’s Manual describes how these exercises can be successfully integrated into a traditional “podium” course, with tips on room set-up; role assignments, and effective methods of feedback. An alternative version of the book contains expanded versions of the case files for use in a course in which Evidence and Trial Advocacy are to be taught simultaneously.

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Evidence: A Contemporary Approach

Evidence: A Contemporary Approach [3rd Edition] is the latest addition to a new breed of casebooks accessible in print and online. It provides a comprehensive, engaging, and effective treatment of evidence presented in a clear and concise format that is accessible to students.
The casebook features a novel visual display and layout that uses text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, references to scholarly debates, useful information for students, and questions to provoke thought.
Like other casebooks in the Interactive Casebook Series, the book includes an accompanying electronic version that provides students with:

Extensive hyperlinking to Westlaw® versions of legal materials

  • Black’s Law Dictionary® definitions
  • Supplementary online resources
  • And much more

Click link to request comp copy or buy Evidence: A Contemporary Approach, 3rd Edition : West Academic Publisher | View Galves Video about Textbook | Click to purchase on Amazon | View Table of Contents | View Sample Chapter 4

Teaching Litigation Technology

Fred Galves, [Book Chapter] “Teaching Litigation Technology” (Chapter 7) in the e- book, Educating the Digital Lawyer, edited by Oliver Goodenough and Marc Lauritsen, published by LexisNexis, Harvard University (2103)

Educating the Digital Lawyer is a ground-breaking collection of essays organized around a central question: What will legal education look like as we train our graduates to be effective lawyers in the digital world of the 21st Century? The volume grows out of a pair of working conferences connected with the FutureEd initiative—one in October 2010 at Harvard Law School and one in April 2011 at Columbia Law School—that brought together several dozen academics and practitioners who are deeply interested in the technology of law and how law schools and other institutions should educate students and lawyers about it. Certain participants were asked to contribute chapters to a compilation that would provide a snapshot of current ideas and aspirations. The book chapters provide an understanding of how the digital revolution that is affecting so much of society is also now changing how law works and, consequently, how we in the legal academy need to go about teaching the next generation of lawyers who will inhabit—and help shape—this changing world of law.  READ CHAPTER 7


Major Acts of Congress: Community Reinvestment Act

Macmillan Reference (Spring, 2004)

Discussing the Community Reinvestment Act requiring banks and other lenders to make loans investments in their communities.  Professor Galves contributed an informative chapter to this book, as an acclaimed expert on the subject.   Amazon 

Global Issues in Evidence

Paul Rothstein & Fred Galves, “Global Issues in Evidence” West Academic Publishing (forthcoming, 2016).

The book will be used in either a traditional Evidence course, or a Comparative Law course. We plan to analyze various selected topics in Evidence law in the US, and compare and contrast those topics with the way in which those topics are addressed in many countries around the world. The goal is to expose US law students to evidentiary and trial systems that are similar, but also, in many respects, quite different from our system, and consider how these differing codes and conventions are a function of important policy choices, relevant legal history, and cultural differences that help to explain the development of the law in various justice systems around the world.




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