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Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence, 2017 Edition
Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence, 2017 Edition
Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence is the premier work in its field. This comprehensive and practical guide to the law of Massachusetts evidence gives you the latest case law and up-to-date information on all evidentiary matters, including:
- New kinds of scientific and statistical evidence
- Character evidence
- Admissibility of confessions
- Privileges and disqualifications
- Domestic Abuse Prevention Statute
- Expert testimony
With detailed reference to all significant Massachusetts and federal cases with a bearing on the law of evidence, this trial attorney's "bible" provides all the insightful analysis you need for practical, day-to-day use
- SOURCES AND APPLICABILITY OF MASSACHUSETTS EVIDENCE LAW / GENERAL PROVISIONS
- JUDICIAL ADMISSIONS, JUDICIAL NOTICE, AND BINDING TESTIMONY
- BURDEN OF PROOF, PRESUMPTIONS, AND INFERENCES
- RELEVANCE AND CIRCUMSTANTIAL PROOF
- PRIVILEGES AND DISQUALIFICATIONS
- OPINION AND EXPERT EVIDENCE
- THE BEST EVIDENCE RULE
- EYEWITNESS IDENTIFICATION EVIDENCE
- CONFESSIONS AND INCRIMINATING STATEMENTS
- OPENING STATEMENTS AND CLOSING ARGUMENT
- EVIDENCE IN ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS
Mark S. Brodin is Professor of Law and former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Boston College Law School. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School (where he served on the Law Review), Professor Brodin clerked for United States District Judge Joseph L. Tauro from 1972 to 1974. He was Staff Counsel with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association from 1974 to 1980, representing plaintiffs in civil rights actions including DeGrace v. Rumsfeld, 614 F. 2d 796 (1st Cir. 1980), N.A.A.C.P. Boston Chapter v. Harris, 607 F. 2d 514 (1st Cir. 1979); Harris v. White, 479 F. Supp. 996 (D. Mass. 1979), Cooke v. Sarni Original Dry Cleaners, 2 M.D.L.R. 1012 (1980), aff'd 388 Mass. 611 (1983) (trial counsel.)
Professor Brodin has published extensively in the areas of employment discrimination, constitutional criminal procedure, evidence and litigation. He is the author of numerous law review articles and co-author of the Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence (Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Editions) with Paul J. Liacos and Michael Avery (Little, Brown/ Aspen., 2007), Criminal Procedure: The Constitution and the Police, Examples and Explanations (First thru Fifth Editions) with Robert M. Bloom (Aspen 2007); Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice and Context (First and Second Editions) (Aspen 2004) (with Steve Subrin, Martha Minow, & Thom Main).
Professor Brodin has served for brief periods as an appellate attorney with the Massachusetts Defenders Committee (now the Committee for Public Counsel) and as a special assistant district attorney with the Norfolk County District Attorney.
Professor Brodin was named BC Law's 2002-2003 Faculty Member of the Year by the Law Students Association, and given the Ruth-Arlene W. Howe Award from the Black Law Students’ Association in 2005 and 2006.
B.A., J.D., Columbia University.
- Criminal Procedure: The Constitution and the Police, Examples and Explanations, 5th ed. (Aspen 2007) (with Robert M.Bloom)
- Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence, 8th ed. (Aspen 2007) (with Michael Avery)
- Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice and Context, 2d ed. (Aspen 2004) (with Stephen N. Subrin, Martha L. Minow and Thomas O. Main)
- "Behavioral Science Evidence in the Age of Daubert: Reflections of a Skeptic" 73 University of Cincinnati Law Review 867(2005)
- "The Demise of Circumstantial Proof in Employment Discrimination Litigation: St. Mary's Honor Center v. Hicks, Pretext, and the 'Personality' Excuse." 18 Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law 183 (1997)
- "Accuracy, Efficiency, and Accountability in the Litigation Process - The Case for the Fact Verdict." 59 University ofCincinnati Law Review 15 (1990)
-"Reflections on the Supreme Court's 1988 Term: The Employment Discrimination Decisions and the Abandonment of the Second Reconstruction." 31 Boston College Law Review 1 (1989)
- "Costs, Profits, and Equal Employment Opportunity." 62 Notre Dame Law Review 318 (1987)
- "The Role of Fault and Motive in Defining Discrimination: The Seniority Question Under Title VII." 62 North Carolina Law Review 943 (1984)
- Review of A Constitutional History of Habeas Corpus, by William F. Duker. 8 New England Journal on Prison Law 325 (Winter 1982)
- "The Standard of Causation in the Mixed-Motive Title VII Action -- A Social Policy Perspective." 82 Columbia Law Review 292 (1982)
- "Case Note: Ashe v. Swenson: Collateral Estoppel, Double Jeopardy, and Inconsistent Verdicts." 71 Columbia Law Review 321 (1971)
- “Evidence and Proof,” at the annual conference of the Division of Industrial Accidents Judges, Lexington, Massachusetts, in June 2004
- “Recent Developments in Scientific and Forensic Evidence,” to the Massachusetts Black Judges Conference at BC Law in April, 2004
- "Dred Scott to Grutter: Civil Rights through the Years," for Black History Month at BC Law in February, 2004
Work in Progress:
William P. Homans, Jr.: A Life in Court
- Appointed by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall to the Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law in Jully 2006
- Observed war crimes proceedings at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands, in November 2004.
Evidence, Civil Procedure, Scientific Evidence, Employment Discrimination Law