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Current issues in evidence (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Sue McNicol (Justice M. Weinberg of the Federal Court and Justice F. Vincent of the Victorian Court of Appeal will also participate in part of the unit).

City First semester 2003 (Off-campus)
City First semester 2004 (Off-campus)

Synopsis: This unit will analyse at least six areas of current interest in evidence law. In 2003, a major theme of the course will be the law of privilege: in particular recent changes at common law and under statute to the doctrine of legal professional privilege and the doctrine of waiver of privilege. Further, the course will analyse the Commonwealth government's codification of the law of evidence for use in Federal Courts.

Assessment: Either research assignments (3,500 words): 45% + Take-home examination (3,500 words): 45% + Class participation: 10% OR Two research assignments (3,500 words each), each worth 45% = total 90% + Class participation: 10%

Contact Hours: Intensive

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