John Henry Wigmore Professor Ronald J. Allen from U.S. Northwestern University School of Law delivered a course on “the Federal Rules of Evidence”

Invited by the "2011 Plan"-China Collaborative Innovation Center of Judicial Civilization, the "111 Plan" Base for Evidence Science Innovation and Talent Recruitment, the Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science of CUPL, Professor Ronald J. Allen from the Northwestern University, USA, successfully delivered a 30 hour course in CUPL on topic of "The Federal Rules of Evidence" for graduate students from May 21st to May 26th, 2016.

Professor Ronald J. Allen is John Henry Wigmore professor of the Northwestern University School of Law, USA, and also Yangtze River Scholar of the PRC Ministry of Education, president of Board of Foreign Advisors of the Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science, CUPL, president of the International Association of Evidence Science.

The course began with an introduction of the trial system in United States, Professor Allen taught about the Federal rules of evidence and its basic principles, and then explored the burdens of proof and some other important areas. The whole class was divided into 3 groups for the purpose of discussion, which created an interactive environment for learning.Through debating about the rules and its related theories, students learned a lot from this class.