MLP334 - Evidence
2024 unit information
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*
|Previously coded as:||MLL334|
For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
Students must have passed MLP218 (previously MLL218)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
Online independent and asynchronous collaborative learning up to a maximum of 1 hour each week and 1 x 1.5 hour on-campus lecture (recordings provided) each week and 1 x 2 hour on-campus seminar (recordings provided) offered in weeks 4-11
|Scheduled learning activities - online||
Online independent and asynchronous collaborative learning up to a maximum of 1 hours each week and 1 x 1.5 hour online lecture (recordings provided) each week and 1 x 2 hour online seminar (recordings provided) offered in weeks 4-11.
*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute 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 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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