MLL334 - Evidence
2021 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
|Cohort rule:||For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only|
|Prerequisite:||MLL114 and MLL218|
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 - cloud (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
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 requirements: Completion of the simulation assessment (Assessment 1) and playing two additional parts (a witness and counsel)
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