This course will be concerned with a study of the law of evidence in certain key areas, to be selected with regard to their practical significance, and to the currents of judicial interpretation of the Evidence Act 1995. Some parts will deal with issues peculiar to the criminal trial, but most will deal with issues common to both civil and criminal proceedings.
Topics will be drawn from the following:
- Standard of Proof
- Discretions to Exclude
- Tendency & Coincidence Evidence
- Opinion Evidence
- The Hearsay Rule
- The “character” of the accused in a criminal trial
- The impact of a Bill Rights on rules of Evidence
- The law of Evidence and Documents.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
At the conclusion of this course students should be able to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles underlying the law of Evidence under the Uniform Act
- apply those principles in identifying, researching and critiquing developments in the case law in this field
- engage in reflective practice in the law of evidence and provide advice to clients and appear in Courts
This course is run on WATTLE (http://wattle.anu.edu.au/). Once enrolled you will need to logon using your ISIS username and password. When available students will be able to gain access to the course materials and modules.
Students must rely on the Approved Assessment which will be posted to the course homepage on the ANU Law website, prior to the commencement of the course.
It is anticipated that the assessment package will include Participation in an online discussion forum, ten short weekly exercises and a 4,000 word research paper.
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26 hrs - WATTLE
Requisite and Incompatibility
P. Bayne's text on the Principles of Evidence
Odgers on Evidence 9th Edition
Students enrolling in it will have a fundamental background in the Law of Evidence in Australia from their prior LLB studies.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1893||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|