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The expert witness in the adversary system (6 points)


Leader: TBA

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Overview of the adversary and inquisitorial systems Role of the expert witness within the adversary system Important and unique position of the expert witness The legal and ethical context of expert evidence. Subject topics: The Nature of the Adversary System The Trial Process Basic Rules of Evidence Legal and other Professional Ethics Rules of Expert Evidence Evaluation of Expert Evidence Introduction to Preparation for Trial Law reform and future directions

Assessment: This Subject will be assessed as Pass or Fail only and no grades will be allocated. 7 There will be ongoing assessment including reflective activities, case studies, assignments and a final assessment task. Participation in the online discussion group will also be required but will not be assessed

Corequisites: LAW7282.

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