EVIDENCE LAW ANALYZED: PRINCIPLES, PROBLEMS, AND CASES UNDER THE FEDERAL AND MARYLAND RULES
By Lynn McLain
Evidence Law Analyzed provides explanations of each area of evidence, with special emphases on preservation of the record and on the admissibility of hearsay. So that students may see the rules applied in the context of complete trials, appendices set forth two trial transcripts, one criminal and one civil, to which references are made throughout the text. The book uses the more recently adopted Maryland code of evidence to compare and contrast with the Federal Rules of Evidence. Problems and questions are designed to test readers' understanding of the evidence rules and the policy decisions underlying them. The author encourages students to analyze how the various rules shape results and whether either the federal or Maryland rules should be revised. The book includes landmark cases, as well as recent caselaw exemplifying the application of the rules and their interaction with the constitutional mandate of the confrontation clause.
Lynn McLain, a full professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, earned her J.D., with distinction, from Duke Law School in 1974. She was a litigation associate at the law firm of Piper and Marbury before returning to Duke as a John S. Broadway graduate fellow in clinical legal education.
Professor McLain is the author of both a widely-cited three-volume treatise on the Maryland and Federal Rules of Evidence and a soft-bound book on the Maryland Rules of Evidence. She has been a leader of evidence law reform efforts in Maryland, particularly regarding witness intimidation, child abuse, and rape.
From 1988-1994 Professor McLain served as a Special Reporter to the Maryland Court of Appeals' Rules Committee, during the drafting and adoption of Maryland's code of evidence. She has continued as a consultant to the Rules Committee on evidence issues, including those concerning computer-generated evidence.