Richard Farrell

Wilbur A. Levin Distinguished Service Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7930 |  Email
Areas of Expertise
New York Civil Practice
B.A., St. John's University
LL.B., Brooklyn Law School


This course presents a comprehensive overview of evidence law, including relevancy, documentary evidence, hearsay, competency of witnesses, examination and impeachment of witnesses, privilege, presumptions and burdens of proof. Class discussion will be based on the Federal Rules of Evidence, cases, problems and films.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.

New York Civil Practice

Prerequisite: Civil Procedure

The practice in civil cases in New York under the Civil Practice Law and Rules and related statutes are studied, including the structure and jurisdiction of New York courts; the commencement of actions; joinder of parties and causes of action; res judicata; statutes of limitation; pleadings; motion practice; accelerated judgement; disclosure devices; provisional remedies; trial practice; judgments and their enforcement; and special proceedings.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade. Some faculty allow pass/fail option. Final exam.