This course is a detailed exploration of the legal rules governing the adducing of evidence and proof of facts in civil and criminal trials. There will be critical analysis of the theoretical underpinnings of evidence law as used in common law adversarial systems and in particular, case theory and the reasoning process that allows inferences to be drawn from evidence to prove facts. Students will critically analyse the underlying principles for the rules and practices that inform legal fact-finding. The course is based on the 'Uniform Evidence Law' with the main focus on the Evidence Act 1995 (NSW). Reference will also be made to the counterpart Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) and particularly to where there are differences in specific provisions of the legislation. Students will apply specialised cognitive and technical skills to critically analyse the limits of regulation and logical fact-finding in the analysis and interpretation of what are, to the layperson, somewhat instinctual responses to evidence given at trial.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Law School|
Semester 2 - 2015
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The topics in this include but are not limited to:
|Assumed Knowledge||LAWS6001, LAWS6002A, LAWS6002B, LAWS6003A, LAWS6003B, LAWS6004A, LAWS6004B, LAWS6005.|
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for LAWS6009|