Sessions Information

  • January 8, 2021
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
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    Rules of evidence regulate the admissibility of witness testimony and exhibits, but factfinders experience so much more during a trial. They observe the parties’ bodies, dress, and demeanor, and see how fellow jurors, members of the public, and the judge react to the evidence as it is presented. This panel will explore how this unregulated evidence affects the trial, and whether the current system should change. Does failing to regulate this evidence reinforce caste structures? Does it allow lawyers to evade evidentiary restrictions with their questions and statements? Are rules the answer, considering how often rules themselves perpetuate inequality?

Session Speakers
Organization: Fordham University School of Law

Organization: University of Alabama School of Law

Organization: Boston University School of Law

Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law

Organization: University of Connecticut School of Law

Session Fees
  • [5210] Evidence, Co-Sponsored by Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Minority Groups, and Law and the Social Sciences - Unregulated Evidence: $0.00