Aspen Publishing

Trial Evidence, Seventh Edition

Thomas A. Mauet, Warren D. Wolfson


  • ISBN: 9781543810677

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  • Additional Product Details
    Publication Date: 9/15/2019
    Copyright: 2020
    Pages: 512
    Print: 9781543810677
    eBook: 9781543816006

    Summary of Contents

    1. An Advocacy Approach to Trial Evidence
    2. The Role and Power of the Trial Judge: Evidentiary Objections Before and During Trial
    3. Opening Statements
    4. Direct Examination of Witnesses: Basic Considerations
    5. Direct Examination of Witnesses: Relevance
    6. Direct Examination of Witnesses: Hearsay and Non-Hearsay
    7. Direct Examination of Witnesses: Hearsay Exceptions
    8. Direct Examination of Witnesses: Policy Exclusions and Privileges
    9. Direct Examination of Experts
    10. Exhibits
    11. Judicial Notice and Presumptions
    12. Cross-Examination and Impeachment of Lay and Expert Witnesses
    13. Redirect, Recross, Rebuttal, and Surrebuttal
    14. Closing Arguments

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  • Author Information

    Warren D. Wolfson

    Judge Warren D. Wolfson joined the DePaul University College of Law as interim dean in August 2009. He brings to the deanship a wealth of expertise garnered throughout a legal career that includes 33 years on the bench and extensive academic experience. He was appointed to the Circuit Court of Cook County in 1975, elected to a full term in 1976, and retained in that position for five consecutive terms. In 1994, he was assigned to the Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, where he served until joining DePaul. Prior to his career on the bench, he spent 18 years in criminal defense practice.

    Judge Wolfson, co-author of Trial Evidence (4th ed., Aspen Publishers 2009) and Materials in Trial Advocacy (6th ed., Aspen Publishers 2007), established and directed the highly respected trial advocacy program at Chicago-Kent College of Law from 1971 to 2009. During that time he also taught evidence and an advanced evidence seminar. Before joining Chicago-Kent, Judge Wolfson taught trial advocacy for 15 years at the University of Chicago and lectured for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

    Thomas Mauet

    Professor Mauet directs the Trial Advocacy Program and teaches Evidence, Pretrial Litigation, and Trial Advocacy.

    For ten years Professor Mauet practiced as a trial lawyer in Chicago. He was a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney and the United States Attorney offices. He was a commercial litigator and specialized in medical negligence litigation with the firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson. During these years he also was an adjunct faculty member at Loyola and Chicago-Kent law schools, teaching criminal law and trial advocacy.

    Professor Mauet is a leading authority on trials. His latest book is Trials: Strategy, Skills, and the New Powers of Presentation. His other books include: Trial Techniques (6th ed.), Materials in Trial Advocacy (5th ed.), Pretrial (6th ed.), and Trial Evidence (3d ed.), all published by Aspen Law & Business. Trial Techniques is the leading text in the field and has Canadian, French, New Zealand, Australian, and Chinese editions.

    Professor Mauet was an Arizona Superior Court Judge pro tem in 1987 - 1988 and in 1988 - 1989 taught at George Washington University as the Howrey Professor of Trial Advocacy. He has also served as a visiting faculty member at Harvard Law School's trial advocacy program and at Washington University. He is a co-founder of the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy. He is a former regional director of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and has taught in numerous NITA programs throughout the United States since 1976.

    Professor Mauet's research interests center on the application of social science research, particularly in psychology and communications, to the jury trial process.

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