In New York Evidence in Theory and Practice, students look at common problems of evidence under New York State law. They review case law and related materials. In addition, students both observe and participate in classroom simulations (some of which include visiting lawyers and judges). The simulations familiarize students with evidentiary principles as applied in the real (and often fast-moving) world of depositions, hearings and trials.

Topics include the form of questions, making objections, real and demonstrative evidence, documentary evidence, hearsay (and exceptions to the hearsay rule), privileges and the impeachment of witnesses.