Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Rules of Evidence: FRE v. CEC

Southwestern University Law Review


Southwestern University Law Review
Presents a Symposium


Rules of Evidence:


February 2-3, 2007

Friday, February 2, 8:15 a.m. - 5:25 p.m.
Saturday, February 3, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

In 1967, California became the first U.S. jurisdiction to codify its law of evidence with the implementation of the California Evidence Code (CEC). The 40th anniversary of the CEC coincides with its inclusion on the California State Bar Examination. The state's bar exam currently only tests on the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE), which has been adopted by a majority of states.

The symposium will examine the differences between the CEC and the FRE. Topics covered will include hearsay, character evidence and impeachment, testimony of experts, and issues relating to relevance, competence and witness statements. Differences in California and federal rulemaking will also be addressed by leading scholars of the law of evidence from California and across the country.

View a printable brochure, with complete agenda and registration information (PDF)

Registration fees:

$75 - Non-Southwestern Alumni seeking 7.75 hours of CLE credit

$50 - Southwestern Alumni seeking 7.75 hours of CLE credit

$40 - Those not seeking CLE credit

Complimentary - Southwestern students, faculty and staff (RSVP required)

RSVP by January 26 to the Student Affairs Office.

This Symposium offers 7.75 hours of CLE credit. Southwestern is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

For a map and directions to Southwestern, click here. Parking is available on campus for $6.

Questions? Contact the Law Review Office or the Student Affairs Office.