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LAWS 5729. Expert Testimony in Civil Cases. 3 Units.

This course addresses the use of expert witnesses in civil trials, focusing on evidentiary issues. We will first examine several theoretical and conceptual issues concerning the role of experts as well as the pertinent standards of admissibility. We will give careful attention to what it means to make an argument from expert opinion. Then we will examine the use of expertise in a variety of contexts, including the proof of identity, proof of causation, proof of breach of duty, and proof of damages. Prereq: LAWS 1201 and LAWS 4808.