Professor: Nina Chernoff
Class: Evidence A – This course centers on three areas: evidence, advocacy skills, and a theoretical understanding of dispute resolution. In each area, students acquire practical skills necessary to the lawyering role and examine litigation in a broader context, encouraging in-depth understanding of the structure of evidentiary rules, as well as the possibility of alternatives. Doctrinal coverage includes the Federal Rules of Evidence, as well as the common law and New York statutes defining the scope of privileges. Students are challenged not only to master this thicket of rules and their many exceptions, but also to develop an understanding of how they affect the fact-finding process, the development of a theory of the case, the viability of litigation, and the unfolding of the story if the case finally reaches the courthouse.
Days & Times: Mon & Wed 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Room #: 1/202
Frequently asked questions
Where should I sit: Please sit in the section that is on Professor Chernoff’s far left. Her students sit in the middle and on the right.
Am I required to stay the entire class? May I get up to go to the restroom during class? No, you are not required to stay the entire time and yes you may leave to use the restroom. Please just be mindful of the other students and leave quietly.
Should I introduce myself to professor Chernoff before class begins or stay after to say hello? You are welcome to but it isn’t required.
May I participate in the class, raise my hand to ask or answer a question? That would not be appropriate for this class.
Is there a cap on the number of guests who can observe per class? No
Are there test days that the class will not be open for observations? Yes, October 2 and November 13.