Evidence B503AB
Autumn 2014

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Class Times and Location

MWF 1:30-2:45 PM | Room 133

Contact Information


Maureen A. Howard
Email: mahoward(at) uw.edu
Phone: 206-616-6236
Office Location:  William H. Gates Hall, Room 337
Office Hours:  Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 – 3:30 PM


Lauren Anderson
Email:  lea1010(at) uw.edu
Phone:  206-616-5964
Office Location: William H. Gates Hall, Room 325
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:30

First Day Reading Assignment

Course Introduction (Text pp. xxv-xxxi; Rules pp. 1-4, 214-220, 260-261 [FRE 101, 102, 1101, 1102, 1103; 28 U.S.C. §§ 2072, 2073, 2074]; Relevance (Text pp. 3-20; Rules pp. 9-13, 28-31 [FRE 104, 401, 402]); Pragmatic Relevance (Text p. 20 ; Rules pp. 31-32 [FRE 403])

Required Texts:

(1) Peter Nicolas, Evidence: A Problem-Based and Comparative Approach (REVISED 3d edition 2014) (referred to as “Text” in reading assignment): AND
(2) Peter Nicolas, Statutory Supplement to Evidence (3d edition 2011) (referred to as “Rules” in reading assignment)


A supplement produced by another author that contains the following: (a) the December 1, 2011 restyled Federal Rules of Evidence; (b) pending proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence; (c) proposed but rejected Federal Rules of Evidence; and (d) statutory provisions governing the rule-making process (28 U.S.C. §§ 2072, 2073, 2074). For the convenience of those who choose to purchase an alternative statutory supplement, the syllabus includes the specific rule numbers in addition to the page numbers in the Nicolas Supplement.

Alternatively, students may choose to use electronic versions of either of these, which are available for purchase via Law School Exchange and can be accessed through the course’s TWEN site. Click here to add yourself to the TWEN site and click on “textbooks.”


Course Description

Course Description & Sample Syllabi