Winter School Subject List for 2013
Evidence (LAWS2016) - Opens 15 Oct 2012
|Faculty: Law (Sydney Law School)
Department: Law (Sydney Law School)
Credit Points: 6
Instructors: (1) Miiko Kumar - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Start Date: 08 Dec 2012
End Date: 18 Dec 2012
Status: Places available
Enrolments Open: 15 Oct 2012
Enrolments Close: 23 Nov 2012
Census date: 03 Jan 2013
On-time withdrawals close: 26 Nov 2012
Costs: Local - $4170.00 *
International - $4980.00 *
* Please note: Fees are indicative - while every effort is made to display the correct fees, final fees may vary.
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No
This unit of study aims to teach students the laws of evidence. The focus of this unit is on the operation of the laws of evidence in civil and criminal trials. The unit considers the laws of evidence contained in statute and the common law. Students will appreciate the significant law reform in this area. The unit considers the rules for adducing evidence, then the rules of admissibility (relevance, hearsay, opinion, tendency and coincidence, credibility, character, privilege and the discretions to exclude evidence). Finally, there will be consideration of issues relating to proof. This unit will focus on the uniform Evidence Acts 1995 and develop students’ skills in the area of statutory interpretation. Further, the unit aims to introduce students to the contexts within which lawyers might encounter evidential issues in the course of a trial. Consideration is also given to the ethical problems that may arise in the conduct of a trial. Students are encouraged to think critically about the doctrines that govern the laws of evidence.
1x100% 2hr Exam and Pass/Fail class participation
Start Date: 08 Dec 2012 End Date: 18 Dec 2012
The exam is on Friday, 18 January 2013, from 10:00-12:15 hrs in New Law School Annexe SR 440.
Lectures: Old Law School Lecture Theatre 5 (Phillip Street)
Kumar, Odgers And Peden, Uniform Evidence Law, Commentary And Materials, 4th Ed, Thomson Reuters