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Evidence (LLB352)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit, which spans both the Commonwealth and Western Australian jurisdictions, deals with the rules affecting the admissibility of evidence and the examination of witnesses. These rules will be explored within the framework of the trial process. For assessment in the unit students will be required to interpret the statutes relevant to each jurisdiction and apply them in the construction of a trial. The unit also introduces students to the Professional Conduct Rules and the ethical obligations governing practitioners.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Apply the legislation and common law principles relevant to the law of evidence
2. Recognise that ethical issues when determining the use of evidence and demonstrate how those issues should be dealt with
3. Present your written views on issues of evidence in a manner that would be accepted (and hopefully appreciated) by your future employers
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials/workshops: 10 hours per semester:
Unit Learning Experiences This unit consists of a weekly three hour lecture that includes worked examples of the law of evidence as it is applied. The lectures are supported by 5 interlinked tutorials that relate to both the major assignment and the final exam.
Assessment Students are required to draft a memo on issues of evidence for the major assignment. Students are then required to draft another memo and to plan a trial for the final exam.
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB; LLB260/LAW260 Contract Law
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW252 Evidence may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Steve Shaw
Lecturer - Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6242
e: S.Shaw@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.020 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Steve Shaw
Lecturer - Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6242
e: S.Shaw@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.020 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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