Evidence is a compulsory subject in the Juris Doctor program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject examines the law and practice relating to evidence in civil and criminal proceedings, focusing on substantive admissibility and procedural rules. Topics covered include basic principles and categories of evidence, competence, compellability and examination of witnesses, privilege, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, admissions and confessions, and illegally obtained evidence. Emphasis is placed on the demonstration of the following skills: legal research and reasoning, and oral communication and advocacy.
|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
1. Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of the principles which govern the admission of evidence in both criminal and civil proceedings.
2. Demonstrate competency in exercising the following skills at an advanced level, with creativity, initiative and autonomy:
• legal research and reasoning; and
• oral communication and advocacy.
3. Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, including a commitment to:
• learning and working autonomously, accountably and reflectively;
• behaving ethically and responsibly; and
• managing time effectively and meeting deadlines.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):
Must be admitted into a Masters Law degree OR be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange student.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
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