Evidence Law (7030.4)
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|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra Law School
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| 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 outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Posses an understanding of the rules relating to evidence, their origin in the common law and the Evidence Act 1995 (C'th) and (NSW), the principles underlying those rules and their relationship to substantive law; an ability to apply the relevant rules and to predict their operation; familiarity with the contexts in which rules of evidence are significant; an ability to find the relevant law and law reform proposals relating to evidence; improved skills in legal research and writing, critical analysis, legal problem solving, advocacy, client presentation and communication.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesCompletion of Legal Systems or equivalent. Entry to the LLB program.
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Prescribed text: Stephen Odgers, Uniform Evidence Law (Thomson Reuters, Lawbook Co., 133h ed., 2018)
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 either the Odgers text or 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. Legislation may be downloaded at: http://www.austlii.edu.au/
Inclusion and engagement
Participation is expected for lectures and tutorials as scheduled. The tutorial participation component of the assessment requires attendance. Notices given in class will be deemed to be given to the whole class.
Required IT skills
Word-processing and use of Canvas
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