This course imparts a basic understanding of the principles and rules relating to the law of evidence in both criminal and civil proceedings. It aims to develop an appreciation of the determinative role that the rules of evidence can have on the course and outcomes of trials and it encourages students' critical appraisal of the evidential rules governing formal proceedings. Studies cover: the nature of evidence, basic evidential concepts, classifications of evidence, obtaining evidence, mechanisms for dealing with unreliable evidence and the major exclusionary rules including the hearsay rule, the opinion evidence rule, the credibility rule and rules relating to tendency and coincidence evidence.
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Dr Helen Cockburn
Dr Helen Cockburn; Kate Cashman
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $1,729.00||091101|
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LAW305 OR LAW351 AND LAW352 AND LAW354 AND LAW353 AND LAW250 OR LAW324 AND LAW307 AND LAW306 AND LAW323.
1 x 2-hour seminar and 1 x 1-hour seminar per week.
Court report - 20%, Mid-term test - 20%, Class participation - 20%, Final Examination - 40%
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