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LAW7284 - The expert witness in the courtroom

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Professor George Hampel/Mr Randall Kune


City Term 2 2007 (On-campus)
City Trimester 3 2007 (On-campus)


  1. Preparing and using materials to assist in the presentation of evidence (notes, reports and visual aids)
  2. Observing and participating in mock examination in chief, cross examination and re-examination
  3. Communicating effectively in the courtroom
Subject topics:
Examination in chief
Cross examination
Courtroom communication skills.


At the successful completion of this subject the student should be able to:

  1. prepare and use material to assist with courtroom presentations;
  2. demonstrate appropriate behavior in examination in chief, cross examination and re-examination;
  3. demonstrate effective courtroom communication skills.


This Subject will be assessed as Pass or Fail only and no grades will be allocated
The assessment activity the students will undertake is to be assessed on their performance in the mock examination in chief, cross-examination and reexamination.


Must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate of Forensic Studies.