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J. Alexander Tanford

Publications

J. Alexander Tanford

Professor Emeritus of Law, 2014-present; Professor of Law, 1979-2014


Books

NORTH CAROLINA TRIAL EVIDENCE MANUAL (with Anthony J. Bocchino). Charlottesville, VA: Michie Co., 1976.

INDIANA TRIAL EVIDENCE MANUAL (with Richard M. Quinlan). Charlottesville, VA: Michie Co., 1982. Supplements: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986.

THE TRIAL PROCESS: LAW, TACTICS AND ETHICS. Charlottesville, VA: Michie Co., 1983.

TRIAL PRACTICE PROBLEMS AND CASE FILES. Charlottesville, VA: Michie Co,. 1986.

INDIANA TRIAL EVIDENCE MANUAL, 2nd ed. Charlottesville, VA: Michie Co., 1987. Supplements: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993.

TRIAL PRACTICE PROBLEMS AND CASE FILES: SUPPLEMENT TO THE TRIAL PROCESS. Charlottesville, VA: Michie Co., 1992.

INDIANA TRIAL EVIDENCE MANUAL, 3rd ed. Charlottesville, VA: Michie Co., 1993. Supplements: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998.

THE TRIAL PROCESS: LAW, TACTICS AND ETHICS, 2nd ed. Charlottesville, VA: Michie Co., 1993.

HANDBOOK ON RELIGION IN THE SCHOOLS: LESS HEAT, MORE LIGHT: RESOLVING OUR DIFFERENCES IN THE COMMUNITIES (with S. S. Kennedy). Indianapolis: Indiana Civil Liberties Union, 1994.

CIVIL LIBERTIES IN CYBERIA: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ON THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER (Ed.). Bloomington: Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1995.

THE TRIAL PROCESS: LAW, TACTICS AND ETHICS (electronic edition). Lexis-Nexis Authors Press, 1996.

INDIANA TRIAL EVIDENCE MANUAL, 4th ed. Charlottesville, VA: LEXIS, 1998. Supplements: 2000, 2001, 2002.

THE NANNY AND DOMESTIC HELP LEGAL KIT. Naperville, IL: Sphinx Publishing, 1999.

TRIAL PRACTICE PROBLEMS AND CASE FILES: SUPPLEMENT TO THE TRIAL PROCESS. 3rd ed. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2002.

THE TRIAL PROCESS: LAW, TACTICS, AND ETHICS, 3rd ed. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2002.

INDIANA TRIAL EVIDENCE MANUAL, 5th ed. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2003. Supplements: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

THE PRETRIAL PROCESS. Newark: LexisNexis, 2003.

THE TRIAL PROCESS: LAW, TACTICS, AND ETHICS, 4th ed. New Providence, NJ: LexisNexis, 2009.

INDIANA TRIAL EVIDENCE MANUAL, 6th ed. San Francisco, CA: LexisNexis, 2010.

TRIAL PRACTICE PROBLEMS AND CASE FILES: SUPPLEMENT TO THE TRIAL PROCESS. 4th ed. Providence, NJ: LexisNexis, 2010.

Articles

Entrapment: Guidelines for Counsel and the Courts, 13 CRIMINAL LAW BULLETIN 5 (1977).

Rape Victim Shield Laws and the Sixth Amendment (with Anthony J. Bocchino), 128 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW 544 (1980). [HeinOnline]

Evidence: Survey of Recent Developments in Indiana Law, 17 INDIANA LAW REVIEW 197 (1984). [HeinOnline]

Closing Argument Procedure, 10 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRIAL ADVOCACY 47 (1986). [HeinOnline]. Reprinted in 37 DEFENSE LAW JOURNAL 401 (1988).

An Introduction to Trial Law, 51 MISSOURI LAW REVIEW 623 (1986). [HeinOnline]

Better Trials Through Science: A Defense of Psychologist-Lawyer Collaboration, 66 NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW 741 (1988). [HeinOnline]

A Political-Choice Approach to Limiting Prejudicial Evidence, 64 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 831 (1989). [HeinOnline]

The Law and Psychology of Jury Instructions, 69 NEBRASKA LAW REVIEW 71 (1990). [HeinOnline] Reprinted in PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW: THE BROADENING OF THE DISCIPLINE (James R.P. Ogloff, Ed.), Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 1992.

The Limits of a Scientific Jurisprudence: The Supreme Court and Psychology, 66 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 137 (1990). [HeinOnline]

Racism in the Adversary System: Defense Use of Peremptory Challenges, 63 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 1015 (1990). [HeinOnline] Reprinted in 3 CRIMINAL PRACTICE JOURNAL 313 (1991).

Law Reform by Courts, Legislatures, and Commissions Following Empirical Research on Jury Instructions, 25 LAW AND SOCIETY REVIEW 155 (1991). [HeinOnline]

Novel Scientific Evidence of Intoxication: Acoustic Analysis of Voice Tapes from the Exxon Valdez, 82 JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY 579 (1991). [HeinOnline]

What We Don’t Teach in Trial Advocacy: A Proposed Course in Trial Law, 41 JOURNAL OF LEGAL EDUCATION 251 (1991). [HeinOnline]

Thinking About Elephants: Admonitions, Empirical Research and Legal Policy, 60 UMKC LAW REVIEW 645 (1992). [HeinOnline]

Keeping Cross-Examination Under Control, 18 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRIAL ADVOCACY 245 (1994). [HeinOnline]

The Death of Graduation Prayer: The Parrot Sketch Redux, 24 JOURNAL OF LAW & EDUCATION 423 (1995). [HeinOnline]

Psychology in Judicial Policy Decisions, 4 RESEARCH IN LAW & POLICY STUDIES 261 (1995).

Expert and Scientific Evidence, INDIANA CLE FORUM ON EMERGING ISSUES UNDER THE RULES OF EVIDENCE (1997).

The In/Into Controversy: Lubert Misses the Point, 91 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 637 (1997). [HeinOnline]

First Amendment Cases, ICLU FORUM ON CIVIL LIBERTIES & THE SUPREME COURT: AS THE CENTURY TURNS, Oct. 29, 1999.

Update on Scientific Evidence and Daubert, INDIANA CLE FORUM, July 30, 1999.

Free Exercise Clause, ICLU FORUM ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT, Dec. 15, 2000.

Depositions (CLEA 2001).

The Essentials: Evidentiary Foundations, INDIANA CLE FORUM, December 2001.

The Essentials: Evidentiary Foundations, in CIVIL & CRIMINAL EVIDENCE: FROM THE ESSENTIALS TO THE “EASIER SAID THAN DONE!” Indianapolis, IN: ICLEF, 2001.

Negotiation (CLEA 2001).

The Therapist-Patient Privilege: A Brief Guide for Mental Health Professionals (American Psychology Association, 2001).

The Ethics of Evidence, 25 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRIAL ADVOCACY 487 (2002). [HeinOnline]

Keeping Cross-Examination Under Control, 25 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRIAL ADVOCACY 179 (2002). [HeinOnline]

The Limits of Closing Arguments, 1 INDIANA CIVIL LITIGATION REVIEW 111 (2004).

Objections During Opening Statement, 1 INDIANA CIVIL LITIGATION REVIEW 221 (2004).

E-Commerce in Wine, 3 JOURNAL OF LAW, ECONOMICS & POLICY 275 (2007). [HeinOnline]

Book Chapters

Recent Evidence Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, in EVIDENCE. Indianapolis: Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1981.

Impeachment (with Richard M. Quinlan), in EVIDENCE. Indianapolis: Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1983.

Foundations, Exhibits, and the Rule of Prejudice, in RELEVANCY--THE OUTER LIMITS. Indianapolis: Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys' Council, 1988.

Keeping Out Prejudicial Evidence, in EVIDENCE: KEEPING IT OUT. Indianapolis: Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1988.

A Trial Lawyer’s and Trial Practice Professor’s Reaction to Chapter 5: Participatory Persuasion in Closing Arguments: The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, in COMMUNICATION AND LITIGATION: CASE STUDIES OF FAMOUS TRIALS (Janice E. Schuetz and Kathryn Holmes Snedaker, Eds.). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1988.

The Effect of Tort Reform on Rules of Evidence and Trial Procedure, in THE PRACTICE OF LAW UNDER TORT REFORM. Indianapolis, IN: ICLEF, 1995.

The Essentials: Evidentiary Foundation, in CIVIL & CRIMINAL EVIDENCE: FROM THE ESSENTIALS TO THE “EASIER SAID THAN DONE!” Indianapolis, IN: ICLEF, 2001.

Freedom of Speech, in THE 2000-2001 SUPREME COURT TERM: A REVIEW, ICLU.

Initial Ethical and Evidentiary Issues in Business Litigation, in BUSINESS LITIGATION. Indianapolis, IN: ICLEF, 2001.

Book Reviews

Book Review. This Week on the Talk Shows: The Litigation Explosion, Olson, W., The Litigation Explosion: What Happened When America Unleashed the Lawsuit, 8 ADELPHIA LAW JOURNAL 157 (1992). [HeinOnline]