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. More recently my research and publication efforts have also focused on Civil Procedure and Complex Litigation, and I have published a coursebook and an article in these fields.
Law of Evidence, Civil Procedure in American courts, Complex litigation in American courts, including Class Actions
LAWS 5303 - Civil Procedure
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
Studies modern practice in civil suits, including rules governing pleading, joinder of parties, discovery, jurisdiction of courts over the subject matter and parties, right to jury trial, appeals, and res judicata and collateral estoppel, with emphasis on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and their Colorado counterpart.
LAWS 6353 - Evidence
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
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 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
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.