MLL334 - Evidence


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*
Trimester 2: Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only


MLL114 and MLL218

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 - campus

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (1 hour)  + 1.5 hour large group interactive learning experience per week + 2 hour seminar in weeks 4-11

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (1 hour)  + 1.5 hour large group interactive learning experience (live streamed and recording provided) per week + 2 hour online seminar (live streamed and recording provided)  in weeks 4-11


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for NIKERI students only


The unit aims to give students an understanding of the law relating to the collection and use of information pertaining to the subject matter of criminal and civil proceedings. The rationale for the rules comprising the law of evidence and the values they reflect will also be considered. Topics include: the 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 and corroboration. The unit covers the Uniform Evidence Act and common law rules.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirements: Participation in the mock trial (Assessment 1): includes an individual oral assessment and each student playing two additional parts (a witness and counsel) essential for evidencing achievement of the ULOs 1, 2, 4

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