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Sep 6, 2021

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we discuss three hearsay exceptions (statements against interest, statements made for medical diagnosis or treatment, and statements of personal or family history), which all involve someone speaking or writing about him or herself. You can find more on the topic of hearsay exceptions in episodes 271 and 296.

In this episode we discuss:

  • A review of the definition of hearsay
  • Statement against interest exception
  • Statement made for medical diagnosis or treatment exception
  • Statement of personal or family history exception
  • What it means to be unavailable for the purposes of hearsay exceptions
  • How to approach "racehorse essays"
  • Questions involving double hearsay
  • Analyzing two hypos, from the July 2010 and February 2017 California bar exams


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