How can Evidence tutoring help you succeed?
Objection, your Honor, starts the common refrain. Hearsay ends it. But what is hearsay? Hearsay -- an out-of-court statement admitted for its truth -- is defined in the Federal Rules of Evidence. Of course, there are a number of exceptions to hearsay, and the rules provide for them as well. Evidence is a class taken by many law school students in either their first or second year and, because it focuses so heavily on the rules, can be one of the most technical classes a law student will take. Evidence tutoring can help students get a firm grasp on the rules and how to apply them. Beyond hearsay, evidence rules establish when an expert opinion is valid and what an expert can testify about. It also lays out when evidence can be admitted and when it cannot.
Contrary to popular belief, most of the time character evidence is inadmissible. In a criminal trial, evidence of previous crimes is considered to be more likely to prejudice the jury than to help them come to a verdict, so it is not allowed either, except for under specific circumstances. One of the most important subjects in evidence is privilege. Attorney-client privilege limits the information that an attorney can testify about. Doctor-patient privilege limits medical information and testimony from medical professionals. Priest-penitent privilege covers statements made to religious leaders. And yet, none of these are absolute. Attorney-client privilege only applies to statements made in seeking legal advice, so a statement made to an attorney at a party would not be covered. Similarly, doctor-patient privilege only covers evidence gathered by the doctor, or things said to them in the course of seeking treatment. If it's not relevant to a medical condition, then it isn't privileged. Privilege issues can get more complicated as well, as exactly what and who is covered gets litigated. Varsity Tutors can connect law students with evidence tutoring, which can help clear up confusion that a student has about the topic.
Instructors are law students and lawyers who have excelled in their evidence courses and can help students develop the outlines and study guides that are essential for this class. Because it is a class that is so focused on the rules of evidence, having an easily accessible study guide can make all the difference come exam time. Evidence tutoring can make the course more understandable, and the rules easier to remember and retain. The scenarios and questions in this course are not always the easiest problems to analyze, but with evidence tutoring, students can learn to use the rules to analyze fact patterns and succeed in this important class.
As a student progresses through law school, the concepts get more and more challenging, and their schedule can get quite busy. There are academic obligations to fulfill and students have to devote more time to studying and requirements such as apprenticeships. A tutor has completed law school, so they know what all of these requirements are. They are compassionate to any student's needs and will spend time discussing topics that are complex and challenging, so the student becomes fluent with them in time for the next legal subject or exam. An evidence tutor can schedule lessons around classes and jobs, and even meet where is best for the student -- whether it is in school, a local library, or a coffee shop. In fact, the Varsity Tutors live learning platform allows students to meet with a private tutor either in person or face-to-face online. Finding the right tutor, therefore, is not the challenge the student has to face; skilled instructors are available based on individual needs, so the student can get personal assistance outside the lecture hall that will get them even closer to their career goals.
Any law student can contact Varsity Tutors today, for more information about getting help connecting with a one-on-one evidence tutor.