Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

PA 202 - Evidence

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the rules of evidence applicable in civil and criminal proceedings with special emphasis upon the relationship between knowledge of the constitutional, statutory and common law evidentiary rules and effective case preparation and investigation.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • understand the purpose of the rules of evidence in court and administrative proceedings;
  • understand how the rules of evidence are significant to various roles played by a paralegal in assisting attorneys in litigated matters in the court system and in administrative proceedings; and
  • understand the basic rules of evidence in the New York State and Federal Court systems, including an understanding of real evidence, testimonial evidence, demonstrative evidence, witness competency rules, expert and lay opinions, examination of witnesses, hearsay evidence, the role of materiality and relevancy, evidentiary privileges, and the impact of the State and Federal Constitutions on the law of evidence.

F/S (C)