Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours. |
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Legal Method and Reasoning or equivalent.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Melbourne Law School Student Centre
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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 the 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.
On completion of this subject students completing should:
Take-home exercise worth 100%. 5,000 word limit. In semester, to be held from Thursday of Week 11 of semester through to the Monday of Week 12.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject students should have further developed the following generic skills:
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