|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Summer Term, - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Evidence and Proof will be taught intensively over the summer semester
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Three hours per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 144 hours.
|Prerequisites:||Legal Method and Reasoning or equivalent.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
CoordinatorAssociate Prof A Palmer/Dr J Gans
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject is concerned with the way that lawyers analyse facts, and also with the legal rules that apply to their admissibility as items of evidence in legal cases. The subject deals with the factual analysis of evidence including formulating a theory of the case; describing the inferences relied upon; and assessing the quality of proof. It also deals with central topics in the law of evidence, including relevance and discretionary exclusion; hearsay; the exclusionary rule and exceptions to the rule; opinion evidence; credibility evidence; evidence of other misconduct by the defendant; criminal investigation; and admissions
|Assessment:||A take-home examination of 5000 words, 100%. In semester version, to be held from Thursday of Week 11 of semester through to the Monday of Week 12 due at 11.00am. The Summer Semester 2008 Take Home Exam can be picked up from the Student Centre at 2pm on Thursday 28th February and should be submitted to that office by 9.30am on Monday 3rd March.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Proof and the Preparation of Trials (A Palmer), Lawbook Co, 2003 Australian Principles of Evidence (J Gans and A Palmer), 2nd edn, Cavendish, 2004 NOTE: Students are required to obtain both texts.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of this subject students should have further developed the following generic skills:
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