Paul Rothstein & Fred Galves, “Global Issues in Evidence” West Academic Publishing (forthcoming, 2016).

The book will be used in either a traditional Evidence course, or a Comparative Law course. We plan to analyze various selected topics in Evidence law in the US, and compare and contrast those topics with the way in which those topics are addressed in many countries around the world. The goal is to expose US law students to evidentiary and trial systems that are similar, but also, in many respects, quite different from our system, and consider how these differing codes and conventions are a function of important policy choices, relevant legal history, and cultural differences that help to explain the development of the law in various justice systems around the world.