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Research Canons

Books and articles that are essential to a new academic in various areas of legal inquiry as suggested by contributors to PrawfsBlawg.

Evidence Articles

  1. Craig R. Callen, Proving the Case: Character and Prior Acts: Simpson, Fuhrman, Grice, and Character Evidence 67 U. Colo. L. Rev. 777 (1996) (suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell). 
  2. Lyman Ray Patterson, The Types of Evidence: An Analysis 19 Vand. L. Rev. 1 (1965) (suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell). 
  3. Irene Merker Rosenberg & Yale L. Rosenberg, Perhaps What Ye Say Is Based Only on Conjecture: Circumstantial Evidence Then and Now 31 Hous. L. Rev. 1371 (1995) (suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell). 

Evidence Books

  1. Ronald J. Allen, et al., Evidence: Texts, Problems, and Cases (3rd ed., 2002) (again, as this is not my field of expertise, and by way of prompting others to contribute titles, I'll simply list some items in the hope that others will assess their canon worthiness; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  2. Terence Anderson, David Schum, & William Twining, Analysis of Evidence (2nd ed. 2005) (again, as this is not my field of expertise, and by way of prompting others to contribute titles, I'll simply list some items in the hope that others will assess their canon worthiness; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  3. Mirjan R. Damaska, Evidence Law Adrift (1996) (again, as this is not my field of expertise, and by way of prompting others to contribute titles, I'll simply list some items in the hope that others will assess their canon worthiness; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  4. Geoffrey Gilbert, The Law of Evidence (5th ed. 1788) (again, as this is not my field of expertise, and by way of prompting others to contribute titles, I'll simply list some items in the hope that others will assess their canon worthiness; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  5. Edward J. Imwinkelried, Evidentiary Distinctions: Understanding the Federal Rules of Evidence (1993)(again, as this is not my field of expertise, and by way of prompting others to contribute titles, I'll simply list some items in the hope that others will assess their canon worthiness; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  6. Larry Laudan, Truth, Error, and Criminal Law: An Essay in Legal Epistemology (2006)(again, as this is not my field of expertise, and by way of prompting others to contribute titles, I'll simply list some items in the hope that others will assess their canon worthiness; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell). 
  7. Elizabeth F. Loftus,  Eyewitness Testimony (1979) (again, as this is not my field of expertise, and by way of prompting others to contribute titles, I'll simply list some items in the hope that others will assess their canon worthiness; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  8. Christopher B. Mueller and Laird C. Kirkpatrick, Modern Evidence: Doctrine and Practice (1995)(again, as this is not my field of expertise, and by way of prompting others to contribute titles, I'll simply list some items in the hope that others will assess their canon worthiness; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  9. Douglas N. Walton, Legal Argumentation and Evidence (2006) (as it says on the back cover, Walton 'brings a dialectical theory of argumentation as well as a theory of plausible reasoning to bear on the traditional problems of legal evidence.' So, while not yet canonical, I'm hoping with increased exposure; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).  
  10. John H. Wigmore, John H. (a bunch of stuff; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).