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Evidence

PBL4801H

Final level, whole year, three tutorials and 36 lectures.

Course convenor: Ms Salona Lutchman

Course outline: Includes inter alia:
History and sources of the law of evidence; rules of admissi bility, in the context of the relevancy requirement, such as character, similar fact and opinion evidence; rules excluding relevant evidence, such as privilege and hearsay; detrimental statements, such as confessions; kinds of evidence and presentation thereof; witnesses, including their competence and compellability and calling of witnesses; proof without evidence, such as judicial notice and rebuttable presumptions; evaluation of evidence, including the cautionary rules; and the standards and burdens of proof.

DP requirements: None.

Assessment:

Coursework 40%
November examination (2 hour) 60%