Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) First semester (extended) 2013 (Off-campus)


For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html


  • Taking instructions
  • Analysis of materials
  • Preparing the report
  • Conferring with lawyers
  • Law reforms particularly those in the Federal Court and the NSW

Unit topics :

  • Taking instructions
  • Analysis of materials
  • Preparing the report
  • Conferencing with Lawyers
  • Law reforms.


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

  1. undertake a structured analysis of material with a view to giving evidence in court
  2. prepare a report which provides a suitable foundation for the giving of that evidence
  3. identify different approaches to the giving of expert evidence and explain the impact this has on analysis and preparation
  4. explain the expert's function in conferenceing with lawyers.


The unit will be assessed as Pass or Fail only and no grades will be allocated.

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.

Chief examiner(s)


Must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate of Forensic Studies.