Rule 1103 – Title

These rules may be cited as the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Summary and Explanation

This rule is about the title of the Federal Rules of Evidence, indicating how they may be referred to formally. It’s a straightforward provision concerning the naming convention of the rules.


(Pub. L. 93–595, §1, Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1948; Apr. 26, 2011, eff. Dec. 1, 2011.)

Short Title of 1978 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–540, §1, Oct. 28, 1978, 92 Stat. 2046, provided: “That this Act [enacting rule 412 of these rules and a provision set out as a note under rule 412 of these rules] may be cited as the ‘Privacy Protection for Rape Victims Act of 1978’.”

Committee Notes on Rules—2011 Amendment

The language of Rule 1103 has been amended as part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility.

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