MLP713 - Evidence Law and Policy


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLJ713
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in M729

Students must have passed MLP707

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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and asynchronous collaborative learning up to a maximum of 2 hours each week which includes lecture pre-recordings and 1 x 2 hours online seminar (recordings provided) each 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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