This comparatively short, readable treatise is written especially for students. First published in 1978, this text examines all topics typically covered in a three-or four-hour course in evidence. Emphasis is on the Federal Rules of Evidence, now adopted in most states. Should the reader desire additional material, ample footnotes provide easy access to leading cases, articles, and standard reference works. The Fifth Edition contains an in-depth treatment of the important amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence, including the most recent addition of Rule 502.