Examine the rules of evidence, putting your learnings to test in a mock trial in Melbourne. Consider the introduction of uniform evidence laws in Australia, and the ethical issues of advocacy. Develop your collaboration and communication skills
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On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the fundamental doctrines and principles that underpin the operation of the law of evidence and the ethical issues of advocacy.
- Analyse and research complex problems relating to the law of evidence, using sophisticated cognitive and creative skills, and generate appropriate responses.
- Show effective, appropriate and persuasive collaboration and communication skills for legal and non-legal audiences through engagement with an advocacy simulation.
- Demonstrate self-management skills in a professional context and reflect on and assess your own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.
- Please refer to RMIT University’s Learning Management System - Canvas, for further details.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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This subject examines legal issues arising from the application of the rules of evidence, and considers the introduction of uniform evidence laws in Australia, with a particular focus on Victoria. The subject includes a moot where you will engage with advocacy skills, work in teams and reflect on legal practice.
- Assessment Task 1 (25%)
- Assessment Task 2 (25%)
- Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)