Courses & Units

Evidence LAW422

Hobart

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Compulsory unit

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Evidence
Unit code LAW422
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
Teaching staff

T Henning

Level Honours

Availability

Location Semester Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $1,486.00 091101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

  • Pre-requisites: Either LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205, LAW305, LAW306, LAW307, LAW323, LAW324 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204, LAW305, LAW351, LAW352, LAW353, LAW354.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two two-hour seminars per week. 50 minute workshops as notified.

Assessment

Court report - 20%, Mid-term test - 20%, Class participation - 20%, Final Examination - 40%

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Textbooks

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