Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

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Unformatted text preview: ome examples of cases that address particularly the amenability requirement, and the notion of "bogus" expertise. Mercado v. Ahmed economist's testimony on the monetary value of injured plaintiff's "lost pleasure of living." don't need an economist to come up with a number, jury can assess what a life is worth! Can't be an expert on what "life is worth" not possible to be an expert on what life was worth. Rule 702 talks about amenability if this type of knowledge will assist the trier of fact, and if the expert possesses this type of knowledge: Qualification of the expert is almost entirely in the trial court's discretion reversals are very rare on the qualifications issue. Note education is only one method of qualification (in rule), training and experience are other ways. Note 5 (pages 423-424): Sources of expertise can be varied...expert on burglary (former burglar)...not unusual for former criminals to testify as to the particulars of that criminal trade. Expert Tes...
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2008 for the course N 483 taught by Professor Wellborn during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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