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Principles of evidence (6 points)


Leader: Mr Jonathon Clough

City T1-58 2003 (Off-campus)
City T3-58 2003 (Off-campus)
City T1-58 2004 (Off-campus)
City T3-58 2004 (Off-campus)

Synopsis: This subject will give students a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts underlying the law of evidence, both State and Federal, together with an appreciation of the relationship between the law of evidence and the nature of a civil or criminal trial in the Australian legal system. Students will examine key concepts of the law of evidence in the context of the purposes of exclusionary rulesl. The subject will examine the role of technology in the trial court and the issues raised by its use for litigants and the court itself. The subject will also provide a brief introduction to the principles of evidence as applied in the courts of other jurisdictions.

Assessment: Memorandum of Advice requiring students to provide detailed advice on issues of evidence arising in a civil or criminal trial: 30%; Final Examination: 70%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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