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 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
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);
2. Apply the law of evidence in civil and criminal proceedings to address complex problems, using oral and/or written communication skills:
3. Examine and critically discuss 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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to students in the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws or Master of Legal Studies courses. Students must have passed 11431 Foundations of Law and Justice G or equivalent.
|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|
Prescribed text: 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 Odgers text and 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.
Students may also access an online version of Cross on Evidence via Lexis Advance from the University Library website.
Participation is expected for tutorials as scheduled. Notices given in class 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
Some of the issues covered in this course may be distressing to some people. All students are expected to deal with sensitive issues in a considerate and respectful manner. Please raise any general concerns you may have with the unit convenor. Any student experiencing distress should consider seeking counselling or other support. For assistance see http://www.canberra.edu.au/healthcounselling