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Spectacular imagery radiates from television and movies every day. Jurors now expect their trial to be a show. They expect drama and you need persuasive visual aids to give it to them. If you don't, and your opponent does, you'll probably lose. It's that simple. In Real and Demonstrative Evidence, Ronald J. Rychlak combines in-depth legal analysis with practical guidance to help you develop and use persuasive physical evidence.
The book is a guide for practicing attorneys. It helps them select the best type of demonstrative evidence and the best way to show it to the finder of fact. Real and Demonstrative Evidence talks about preserving real evidence and the best ways to present it. In addition the book deals with rules of evidence and with practical matters such as visibility and persuasiveness.
Ronald J. Rychlak is Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Mississippi, School of Law, where he has been on the faculty since 1987. He is a graduate of Wabash College (BA, 1980, cum laude) and Vanderbilt University (JD, 1983, Order of the Coif). Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Rychlak practiced law with Jenner & Block in Chicago, and he served as a clerk to Hon. Harry W. Wellford of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Professor Rychlak is an advisor to the Holy See's delegation to the United Nations, a member of the committee appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to revise that state's criminal code, on the editorial board of The Gaming Law Review, and a member of the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. He also serves as the university's Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA/SEC.
Professor Rychlak is the author or co-author of seven books, including Real and Demonstrative Evidence: Applications and Theory. Lawyers Weekly USA called that book "a very valuable resource for lawyers looking to stay on top of their changing world." Mr. Rychlak is a panelist for The Washington Post's "On Faith" blog and has been published in Notre Dame Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Environmental Law (Lewis & Clark Law School), The Stanford Environmental Law Journal, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other periodicals and journals.
"A very valuable resource for lawyers looking to stay on top of their changing world."
-Lawyers Weekly USA
"A must read for any trial lawyer because electronic evidence and complicated technology issues are now commonplace. Far too many trial strategies go awry because the lawyer doesn't lay the proper foundation during discovery or at trial or fails to make dull, but crucial evidence understandable and memorable. Professor Rychlak's clear and cogent presentation takes the mystery out of this very difficult area of trial lawyering."
-Leo L. Clarke, General Counsel, Washington Federal, Inc.
"I am a litigator. I try cases to juries with the expectation that the verdicts rendered are the result of a well-reasoned analysis of the evidence that was presented during trial. Dr. Rychlak's book takes tactics and practices that have taken me many years to hone and perfect and reduces them into a well written, precise work, useful for the serious practitioner of any age."
-Precious Martin, Precious T. Martin and Associates, Jackson, Mississippi
"Real and Demonstrative Evidence: A Real World Practice Manual for Winning at Trial by Professor Ron Rychlak will in short order become a go-to text for litigators. Demonstrative evidence is a fast moving field where law and science intersect. Without jargon, this book effectively and concisely explains exactly what lawyers need to know to stay on top of this area, and present their cases in the most effective manner possible. it covers a broad range of evidentiary concepts in a user friendly and comprehensive way."
-Michael Waterstone, Associate Dean of Research and Academic Centers and Professor of Law, Loyola Law School Los Angeles.
"This book is an invaluable resource, combining discussion of the legal issues related to admissibility, noteworthy innovations from recent cases, and strategic considerations essential in formulating an effective trial plan, all presented in a clear and engaging fashion."
- Kevin Cole, Professor of Law and Former Dean, University of San Diego School of Law; Managing Editor, CrimProf Blog.