MLJ713 - Evidence Law and Policy
2020 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Cloud (online)|
For M729 (Juris Doctor) students only
MLJ701, MLJ703 and MLJ707
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.
Unit Fee Information
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