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Evidence Research Guide

This guide is a starting point for research in evidence law, focusing on the Federal Rules of Evidence and related materials.


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This guide includes both primary and secondary materials, in both print and electronic formats. It is focused on the Federal Rules of Evidence and related materials. For information on state rules of evidence, please refer to the "Statutes and Legislation" section of our research guide for any particular state (state rules of evidence will generally be found in that state's statutory code). .

Introductory Resources

The following are some significant, highly regarded secondary sources covering evidence law. They are excellent places to begin your research, especially if you are new to this area of law.

Federal Practice and Procedure (Wright and Miller) KF9619 .W7
Also available on Westlaw
Multi-volume treatise covering all aspects of federal civil, criminal and appellate procedure, including rules of procedure and evidence, the federal judicial system, jurisdiction of all federal courts, venue, removal of cases, res judicata, relation of state and federal courts, multidistrict litigation, and more.

Federal Rules of Evidence Service (Pike and Fischer)KF8935 .F4
West case reporter and digest covering cases arising under the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Evidence: An Overview (Cornell Legal Information Institute) 
Provides an overview of evidence including links to related statutes, judicial decisions, conventions and treaties, and key Internet sources.

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Updated 04/14 (CC)