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About Evidence

"Evidence law governs the process of proof at trial, in effect taking up where rules governing civil and criminal procedure leave off. For the most part, evidence law puts in place a set of restraints that courts enforce against lawyers in an attempt to manage the various risks and opportunities that the trial process presents in an adversary setting." (From Evidence: Practice Under the Rules.)

Current Federal Rules of Evidence

Study Aids

Online access: The GW Law Library provides access to the Aspen Learning Library, which includes the Examples & Explanations series and CrunchTime study guides; and the LexisNexis Digital Library, which includes the Understanding and Q&A series. When prompted to login, use your GW Law email address and password.

Print study aids may be borrowed from the Reserve Collection at the Law Library's Circulation/Reserve Desk for up to 2 hours. Older editions may be found in the Law Library stacks. For more study aids in the Law Library's collection, please consult our Study Aids guide.



Hornbooks are concise one-volume legal treatises, written primarily for law students on subjects typically covered by law school courses.

Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

CALI lessons are interactive tutorials written by law professors at CALI member schools. They can be used for studying topics in evidence, including relevance and hearsay.

Ask a Reference Librarian for the GW Law CALI code.

Black's Law Dictionary