My research is focused on the Rules of Evidence as applied particularly in federal courts, but also in state courts, and on developments relating to the Confrontation Clause and its impact on hearsay offered against defendants in criminal cases. In the last several years, my research and publication efforts have also focused on Civil Procedure and Complex Litigation, and I have published a book and an article in these fields.
Law of Evidence, Civil Procedure in American courts, Complex litigation in American courts, including Class Actions
LAWS 6353 - Evidence
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Studies the methods and forms of proof in litigation, including detailed consideration of hearsay, impeachment of witnesses, relevancy and certain restrictions on authentication and best evidence doctrines, and privileges.
LAWS 7303 - Complex Civil Litigation
Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
Covers civil procedure in modern complex multiparty suits, including class actions in such settings as employment discrimination and mass torts, and problems in discovery, joinder, res judicata, collateral estoppel and judicial management in such suits. Offered in alternate years.