Introduces the general principles governing the law of evidence and the rules of procedure adopted by the civil courts. Develops understanding of the law by studying and observing the application of the law of evidence in the determination of civil and criminal disputes and the application of the rules of civil procedure in the determination of civil disputes. Critically examines the effectiveness of the law of evidence and the rules of civil procedure in achieving their objective of ensuring fairness in the hearing and determination of civil and criminal disputes.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify and apply the criteria by which common law and legislation admit or reject evidence||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||explain and evaluate the use to be made of evidence||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||distinguish the different burdens and standards of proof in civil and criminal proceedings||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|4||demonstrate knowledge of the procedures followed in civil matters||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||extract principles of law from primary legal materials||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||critically analyse primary and secondary legal materials||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||concisely apply abstract legal principles to specific factual circumstances.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
- For the Evidence Topics (1 to 8): Gans J & Palmer A, 2014, Uniform Evidence, Second, Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN: 9780195521054.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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