Ronald L. Carlson

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Position: 

Associate Dean of Law

Biographical Information

Ronald L. Carlson earned a bachelor’s degree from Augustana College in 1956, followed by a J.D. from Northwestern University in 1959 and an LL.M. from Georgetown in 1961.  He began his teaching career at Iowa, serving as a professor from 1965-1973.  He later taught at Washington University of St. Louis.  In 1984, he moved to University of Georgia, taking emeritus status in 2001.  His legal scholarship focuses on evidence, trial practice, and litigation.

Publications

Books

Ronald L. Carlson, Evidence: Teaching Materials for an Age of Science and Statutes (LexisNexis 2012)
Ronald L. Carlson, Myron H. Bright, and Edward J. Imwinkelried, Objections At Trial (National Institute for Trial Advocacy 2008)
Ronald L. Carlson, Criminal Justice Procedure (LexisNexis Matthew Bender 2005)
Ronald L. Carlson, A Student's Guide to Elements of Proof (Thomson/West 2004)
Ronald L. Carlson, Trial Handbook for Georgia Lawyers (Thomson/West, 2003)
Ronald L. Carlson, et al, Evidence: Teaching Materials for an Age of Science and Statutes, 5th ed. (LexisNexis 2002)
Ronald L. Carlson et al., Dynamics of Trial Practice: Problems and Materials, 3rd ed. (West 2002)
Ronal L. Carlson et al., Bruton v. United States: A Basic Guide for Georgia Trial Practitioners, 27 Verdict 10 (2002)
Ronald Carlson et al., Objections at Trial (4th ed. Lexis Pub, 2001)
Ronald L. Carlson, Criminal Justice Procedure (6th ed. Anderson 1999)
Ronald L. Carlson, et al., Virginia Objections at Trial (Lexis/Michie 1998)
Ronald L. Carlson, et al., Objections at Trial (Lexis/Michie 1998)
Ronald L. Carlson, et al., Evidence: Teaching Materials for an Age of Science and Statutes (Michie Co. 1997)
Ronald L. Carlson, Criminal Law & Procedure (West Pub. Co. 1996)
Ronald L. Carlson, Criminal Justice Procedure (Anderson Pub. Co. 1995)
Ronald L. Carlson, The Law of Final Argument and Expert and Opinion Testimony in Tennessee, Manual for the College of Trial Advocacy (Univ. Of Tennessee College of Law 1994)
Ronald L. Carlson with Myron H. Bright, Objections at Trial (Butterworth Legal Pub. 1993)
Ronald L. Carlson, Trial Handbook for Georgia Lawyers, 2nd ed. (Lawyers Co-Operative Pub. 1993); 2000 Supp. (West Group 2000); 2002 Supp. (West Group 2002)
Ronald L. Carlson, et al., California Objections at Trial (Parker Pub./Butterworth Legal Pub. 1992)
Ronald L. Carlson, et al., Florida Objections at Trial (Butterworth Legal Pub. 1992)
Ronald L. Carlson with Myron H. Bright, Illinois Objections at Trial (Butterworth Legal Pub. 1992)
Ronald L. Carlson, et al., Minnesota Objections at Trial (Butterworth Legal Pub. 1992)
Ronald L. Carlson with Myron H. Bright, New Hampshire Objections at Trial (Butterworth Legal Pub. 1992)
Ronald L. Carlson with Myron H. Bright, New Jersey Objections at Trial (Butterworth Legal Pub. 1992)
Ronald L. Carlson, et al., New Mexico Objections at Trial (Butterworth Legal Pub. 1992)
Ronald L. Carlson with Myron H. Bright, Oregon Objections at Trial (Butterworth Legal Pub. 1992)
Ronald L. Carlson, et al., Texas Objections at Trial (Butterworth Legal Pub. 1992)
Ronald L. Carlson, Successful Techniques for Civil Trials, 2nd ed. (Lawyers Co-Operative Pub. Co. 1992); 2001 Supp. (West Group 2001); 2002 Supp. (West Group 2002); 2010 Supp. (West Group 2010)
Ronald L. Carlson et al., Evidence in the Nineties: Cases, Materials, and Problems for an Age of Science and Statutes (Michie 1991)
Ronald L. Carlson with Myron H. Bright, Maine Objections at Trial (Butterworth Legal Pub. 1991)
Ronald L. Carlson, Criminal Justice Procedure, 4th ed. (Anderson Pub. Co. 1991)
Ronald L. Carlson, Successful Trial Practice: Program Materials 1990 (Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia 1990)
Ronald L. Carlson with Edward J. Imwinkelried, Dynamics of Trial Practice: Problems and Materials (West Pub. Co. 1989)
Ronald L. Carlson, Program Materials for Successful Trial Practice: November 6, 1987 (Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia 1987)
Ronald L. Carlson, Program Materials for Successful Trial Practice: November 14, 1986 (Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia 1986)
Ronald L. Carlson et al., Materials for the Study of Evidence: Cases and Materials (Michie 1986)
Ronald L. Carlson, Adjudication of Criminal Justice: Problems and References (West Pub. Co. 1986)
Ronald L. Carlson, Criminal Justice Procedure, 3rd ed. (Anderson Pub. Co. 1985)
Ronald L. Carlson, et al., Materials for the Study of Evidence: Cases and Materials (Michie Co. 1983)
Ronald L. Carlson, Successful Techniques for Civil Trials (Lawyers Co-Operative Pub. Co. 1983)
Ronald L. Carlson, Trial Proof (LexisNexis 1982)
Ronald L. Carlson, Evidence Law for Prosecutors, Trial Evidence Handbook (National College of District Attorneys 1980)
Ronald L. Carlson with John L. Yeager, Criminal Law and Procedure. (West Pub. Co. 1979)
Ronald L. Carlson, Criminal Justice Procedure: Text Discussion (Anderson Publ’n Co. 1978)
Ronald L. Carlson & Mason Ladd, Cases and Materials on Evidence (Callaghan 1972)
Ronald L. Carlson, Criminal Justice Procedure for Police (W.H. Anderson Co. 1970)
Ronald L. Carlson (with National District Attorneys Assoc.), The Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure in Iowa (1967)

Book Chapters

Ronald L. Carlson, "Elements of Guilt" and "Privileges" in Criminal Law Advocacy (West Group 2000).
Ronald L. Carlson, "Real and Demonstative Evidence" and "Jury Voir Dire" in Criminal Law Advocacy (Matthew Bender, 1997).
Ronald L. Carlson, "Overview of the Criminal Trial Process" in Criminal Law Advocacy (Matthew Bender 1996).
Ronald L. Carlson, "Effect of Appeals, Stays, and Supersedeas" in Federal Practice Guide, America Inns of Court (Lawyers Coop Publishing Co., 1996)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Scientific Evidence: Presentation and Attack," "Federal Rules of Evidence," and "Objections" in Criminal Law Advocacy (Matthew Bender, 1994)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Principles of Cross-Examination of Law and Expert Witnesses" in Personal Injury Defense Techniques (Matthew Bender, 1986)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Current Developments: Evidence, Objections, and Trial Procedure," in National Institute on Advanced Trial Techniques and Tactics (1985)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Evidence Problems" in Criminal Defense Techniques (Matthew Bender 1984).

Articles

Ronald Carlson and Donald E. Wilkes, "Should Brian Nichols Be Tried in a Federal Court?" Popular Media. Paper 45 (2009)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Distorting Due Process for Noble Purposes: The Emasculation of America's Material Witness Laws," 42 Ga. L. Rev. 941 (2008)
Ronald Carlson, "Navigating the Nuances of Modern Expert Witness Law: How to Teach About Experts," 50 St. Louis U. L.J. 1115 (2006)
Ronald Carlson et al., "Gatekeeping After Gilbert: How Lawyers Should Address the Court's New Emphasis," 85 Mich. B.J. 27 (2006)
Ronald Carlson & Michael Carlson, "Opening Statement: Making It Stick," 9 Ga. B.J. 18 (2003)
Ronald Carlson & Michael Carlson, "Over the Top Final Arguments: How Far Is Too Far?," 49 Fed. Law. 37 (2002)
Ronald Carlson et al., "Outrageous Opponents: How to Stop Them in Closing Argument," 6 Ga. B.J. 12 (2001)
Ronald Carlson, et al., "Over the Top: Violating the Law of Closing Argument," 80 Mich. B.J. 54 (2001)
Ronald Carlson, "Is Revised Expert Witness Rule 703 a Critical Modernization for the New Century?," 52 Fla. L. Rev. 715 (2000)
Ronald L. Carlson, An American Original: A Tribute to Judge Myron Bright, 83 Minn. L. Rev. 235 (1998)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Death Knell for Self-Serving Hearsay," J. Ga. Trial Law. Ass'n (1998)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Were You Lying Then or Are You Lying Now?," J. Ga. Trial Law. Ass'n (1998)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Compromise Statements and Compromising Situations," J. Ga. Trial Law. Ass'n (1998)
Ronald L. Carlson, "New Medicine for Scientific Proof," J. Ga. Trial Law. Ass'n (1998)
Ronald L. Carlson et al., "Media and the Law Roundtable - Conferences and Symposia," Paper 42 (1995)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Objecting to Expert Hearsay," Ga. Advocate 28 (1994)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Thematic Closing Arguments," 12 Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics 146 (1992)
Ronald Carlson, "Experts as Hearsay Conduits: Confrontation Abuses in Opinion Testimony," 76 Minn. L. Rev. 859 (1992)
Ronald L. Carlson et al., "Should Michigan Rule of Evidence 703 Be Revised?," 70 Mich. B. J. 572 (1991)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Hypothetical Questions on Cross-Examination: 'Doctor, What If ..'," 10 Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics 258 (1990)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Getting a Grip on Experts," 16 Litigation 36 (1990)
Ronald L. Carlson, "A Tribute to Professor John C. O'Byrne," 24 Ga. L. Rev. i (1989)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Competency and Professionalism in Modern Litigation: The Role of the Law Schools," 23 Ga. L. Rev. 689 (1989)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Argument to the Jury: Passion, Persuasion, and Legal Controls," 33 St. Louis U. L.J. 787 (1989)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Effective Objections to Adverse Expert Witnesses," 36 Fed. B. News & J. 32 (1989)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Objections to Expert Testimony: How to Block 'Bootstrapped' Hearsay," 1 Oakes' Crim. Prac. Letter 30 (1989)
Ronald L. Carlson, "When Witnesses Recant: New Trials Based Upon After-Discovered Evidence," 9 Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics 404 (1989)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Post-Trial Motions Claiming Juror Misconduct," 9 Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics 202 (1989)
Robert L. Carlson, "Skylarks and Lecterns," 35 Fed. B. News & J. 208 (1988)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Final Argument Law and Tactics," 2 Trial Prac. Newsl. 1 (1988)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Challenges to Expert Testimony," 2 Trial Prac. Newsl. 4 (1988)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Meaningful Examination of Trial Jurors," 2 Trial Prac. Newsl. 5 (1988)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Policing the Bases of Modern Expert Testimony," 39 Vand. L. Rev. 577 (1986)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Collision Course in Expert Testimony: Limitations on Affirmative Introduction of Underlying Data," 36 U. Fla. L. Rev. 234 (1984)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Role of the Litigator in the '80s," 31 Fed. B. News J.20 (1984)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Federal Practice Institute: Dynamic Lawyering in Action," 28 Fed. B. News & J. 310 (1981)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Mason Ladd -- In Memoriam," 66 Iowa L. Rev. 685 (1981)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Material Witness and Material Injustice," 58 Wash. U. L. Q. 1 (1980)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Attacking Jury Verdicts: Paradigms for Rule Revision," 1977 Ariz. St. L. J. 247 (1977)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Witness Immunity in Modern Trials: Observations on the Uniform Rule of Criminal Procedure," 67 J. Crim. L. 131 (1976)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Impeaching Jury Verdicts," 2 Litig. 31 (1975-1976)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Scope of Cross-Examination and the Proposed Federal Rules," 32 Fed. B. J. 225 (1973); 33 Fed. B. J. 1 (1974)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Argument to the Jury and the Constitutional Right to Confrontation," 9 Crim. L. Bull. 293 (1973)
Ronald L. Carlson, "False or Suppressed Evidence: Why a Need for the Prosecutorial Tie," 1969 Duke L.J. 1171 (1969)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Jailing the Innocent: The Plight of the Material Witness," 55 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (1969)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Cross-Examination of the Accused," 52 Cornell L. Rev. 705 (1966-1967)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Appointed Counsel in Criminal Prosecutions: A Study of Indigent Defense," 50 Iowa L. Rev. 1073 (1965)

Book Reviews

Ronald L. Carlson, "A Theory of the Trial," 22 Just. Sys. J. 101 (2001)
Robert L. Carlson, "Handbook on Georgia Medical Malpractice Law," 27 Ga. St. B. J. 206 (1991)
Ronald L. Carlson, "New Perspectives in Advocacy," 43 Ark. L. Rev. 785 (1990)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Evidence," 33 J. Legal Educ. 540 (1983)
Ronald L. Carlson, "Successful Techniques for Civil Trials," 11 W. St. U. L. Rev. 139 (1983)