185: Listen and Learn -- Prosecution of a Criminal Trial (Burdens, Presumptions, Sufficiency)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! The topic of today's "Listen and Learn" episode is Criminal Procedure. Specifically, we're talking about a few topics related to the prosecution of a criminal trial: burden of proof, presumptions, and sufficiency of the evidence.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The burden of proof in a criminal case
  • A review of the substantive law defining murder
  • Rebuttable and irrebuttable presumptions in jury instructions
  • How do we know whether the prosecution has met its burden?
  • When can the defendant move for a judgment of acquittal?
  • Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams


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