LAW313 Evidence and Proof

Updated: 16 October 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 36cp in Law including LS100 or LAW100, LS101 or LAW101 and (LS160 or LS161 or LAW161 or LAW162) and (LS372 or LAW272 or LAW172) and candidature in BA/LLB or BAgr/LLB or BBus/LLB or BCom/LLB or BCompSc/LLB or BCrim/LLB or BEcon/LLB or BEnvSc/LLB or BFinAdmin/LLB or BFinServ/LLB or BSc/LLB or JD or LLB or LLM
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LS210 or LS212
Notes None
Combined Units None
Unit Description

The unit is concerned about the principles of fact-finding and proof in the context of the application of the rules of evidence. 'Evidence is the basis of justice: exclude evidence and you exclude justice' - Jeremy Bentham.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the principles of court process and adducing evidence in court proceedings;
  2. use cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and professional judgement in identifying and applying the relevant and appropriate rules of evidence and standards of admissibility, in solving problems associated with civil and criminal matters;
  3. use initiative and professional judgement to critically analyse, synthesise, and evaluate the relevant statutes and cases dealing with the rules of evidence to formulate persuasive legal arguments and solutions to fact based problems; and
  4. use cognitive and communication skills to critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge of the processes of proof and fact finding in evaluating evidence.