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|Offered at:||(B, G, X)|
|Cohort rule:||(For Bachelor of Laws students only)|
|Contact hours:||Instruction in this unit is offered online.|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications|
The Bachelor of Laws degree at Deakin University has been designed to integrate the study of legal theory with the elements of legal practice. The curriculum combines theoretical and practical training, and provides opportunities for students to take part in a number of practical legal skill exercises during the Bachelor of Laws degree. MLL040 Witness Examination is the fourth compulsory dispute resolution tasks along with MLL010 Moot MLL020 Mediation and MLL030 Arbitration.
In Witness Examination, advocates for both the prosecution and the accused are required to obtain relevant and admissible evidence from the witness that will be called in support of their respective cases in ‘examination in-chief’. Opposing legal representatives are then permitted to cross-examination that witness in attempt to undermine the veracity and plausibility of the account given by the witness in examination-in-chief.
In MLL040 Witness Examination students act as advocates either for the prosecution or the accused for the purpose of bringing evidence into court on a hypothetical fact problem. Students appear in a hypothetical court case in the Magistrates’ Court of Melbourne or Geelong.
Oral performance in ‘Practical Legal Skills Week’ 100%. Assessment occurs in the Magistrates’ Court of Melbourne or Geelong.