Evidence Law PG (11444.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Post Graduate Level|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain and analyse the law of evidence as embodied in the Uniform Evidence Law (UEL) in its cultural, social and historical context;
2. Exercise independent judgment in applying the law of evidence in civil and criminal proceedings to solve complex problems, using oral and/or written communication skills;
3. Critique and articulate important policy debates underpinning evidence law and its reform; and
4. Investigate and synthesise complex information in relation to the law of evidence and related law reform proposals.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
Prerequisites11751 Legal Methods and Skills G AND 11752 Legal Systems G
- 11284 Evidence Law
Equivalent units7228 Evidence Law G
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Tony Krone|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Tony Krone|
Fiona Hum et al. Australian Uniform Evidence Law (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
Stephen Odgers, Uniform Evidence Law (Thomson Reuters, Lawbook Co., 15th ed., 2020)
This is an annotated version of the Uniform Evidence Law (UEL) legislation and is widely used by legal practitioners and in courts. It incorporates the Commonwealth, ACT, NSW, NT and Victorian Acts.
Students must have access to an up-to-date copy of the UEL legislation e.g. the Evidence Act 2011 (ACT), as this will be referred to extensively in lectures, tutorials, and assessment. This can be accessed for free online - access information will be provided via Canvas.
Students may also access an online version of Cross on Evidence via Lexis Advance from the University Library website.
Participation is expected for workshops as scheduled. Notices given in lectures and workshops will be deemed to be given to the whole class.
Required IT skills
Word-processing and use of Canvas.
This unit involves online meetings in real-time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real-time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Students will need to record and upload a short audio-visual recording for the moot assessment. This should be possible using a mobile phone or computer with audio-visual recording capacity.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves simulation of professional tasks - providing legal advice and presenting oral arguments (by way of a moot court presentation).