MLJ713 - Evidence Law and Policy


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For M729 (Juris Doctor) students only


MLJ701, MLJ703 and MLJ707

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2h class (recordings provided) + 2h online seminar (live streamed and recordings provided) per week


This unit aims to equip students with the knowledge and ability to apply, critically evaluate and effectively communicate evidence law, and develop a deep appreciation of major policy issues and developments in the law. Topics include: theoretical foundations of the rules of evidence, competence and compellability of witnesses, burden and standard of proof, privilege, examination of witnesses, the accused as a witness, similar fact evidence, documentary evidence, opinion evidence, admissions and confessions, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, illegally obtained evidence, identification evidence, unreliable evidence and corroboration, and discretion to exclude evidence.

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