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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- 15 Jul 2019
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.
- Competence and compellability
- Examination of witnesses
- Character and credibility of the accused
- Tendency / co-incidence evidence
- Opinion Evidence
- Right to silence / Admissions
- Illegally or improperly obtained evidence
- Audio-Video streaming
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
No special requirements
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.
This subject provides you with a capstone experience, which will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.
- Memo of Advice (25%)
- Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)
- Moot Court (25%)
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