This textbook employs real world problems to introduce students to the comprehensive textual material that follows. It prepares students for Practice Skills Training classes, the Bar Examination and most importantly for the practice of law. This book helps students attain mastery of, not just familiarity with, the law of evidence. The new edition gives a thorough presentation of the Crawford and Davis cases. The amendments to rules 404 1, 408, 606 b and 609 a scheduled to go into effect December 1, 2006 are included.