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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Evidence (LIT-302)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

June 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: research and apply the rules of evidence as they relate to various trial situations; determine whether evidence is relevant to a given situation and whether it is barred by character evidence rules; apply the rules of hearsay to determine whether testimony is hearsay and/or whether a hearsay exception applies; and evaluate whether opinion testimony should be admissible from a layperson and/or from an expert in a given circumstance.


This course looks at the tapestry of rules that govern what information can be presented during criminal and civil proceedings and focuses primarily on the Federal Rules of Evidence. Other topics include relevance, character evidence, hearsay, witness testimony, the original documents rule, and many others.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Legal Technology, Criminal Evidence, or Paralegal Studies (6/21).