ExceptionalGeek Only: Unit 3

In this assignment, you will prepare an essay on the hearsay rule and the rationale behind the rule. Explain the 4 main dangers of hearsay, and discuss 2 hearsay exceptions. Include examples. 

Assignment Guidelines

  • Address the following in 900–1,200 words:
    • What is the hearsay rule? Explain in detail.
      • What major cases were involved in the establishment of the hearsay rule? Summarize.
      • What is the rationale behind the rule? Explain.
    • What issues exist regarding the hearsay rule? Explain.
    • What are the 4 main dangers of hearsay? Explain in detail.
    • What are the hearsay exceptions? Explain. 
      • Are there any hearsay exceptions that you disagree with? Why or why not? Explain.
  • Use at least 2 scholarly resources to support your arguments.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

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