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American Educational Institute, Inc. (AEI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Law of Evidence (212)

Course Category: 
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Approximately 18 hours of structured independent study.
May 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the rules of evidence; discuss the admissibility of evidence at trial by applying the common law and the Federal Rules of Evidence; and discuss the possibilities inherent in any evidence situation.


Major topics are: admissibility of evidence at trial, strength and weakness of defenses based on admissibility of available evidence; Federal Rules of Evidence. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Evidence or Insurance Law or Business Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 212 and 223 constitute 2 semester hours in Professional Employment Liability.