Essential Evidence Outlines is designed for use by members of the judiciary, practitioners, law professors and law students as a review of the essential elements of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Judge Ryan has compiled these materials over the last twenty years of teaching law school and continuing legal and judicial education Evidence programs in the United States and internationally. Essential Evidence Outlines is unique in that it provides the Federal Rules of Evidence including current amendments through December 2008, significant cases through June 2009, a topical index, and "ready to use" outlines for an entire Evidence or Advanced Evidence course. The text is designed and has been used by members of the judiciary and practitioners to assist them as a guide in quickly finding answers to evidentiary issues that arise during trial. Law school professors at a number of law schools have used the text as a required text and to assist them in the preparation of their lectures and course materials. Law students have described previous editions as an "invaluable resource" and have used the outlines of the Federal Rules of Evidence as a required or supplemental text in Evidence class or in preparation for the bar examination as a review of the essential elements of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Consequently, it is essential reading for members of the judiciary, academics, practitioners, and students who wish to have a better grasp of the substantive law of evidence.