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Unit of Study LAWS2016 - Evidence (2024)

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Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of the criteria by which common law and legislation in Australian jurisdictions admit or reject evidence

explain and evaluate the use to be made of evidence in civil and criminal proceedings

distinguish and evaluate the different burdens of proof which apply to civil and criminal proceedings

apply applicable legal principles to specific factual circumstances and synthesise responses which are appropriate in a legal professional environment and which demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the issues

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • (Note: e-copies of textbooks cannot be taken into the examination room with you. Even in open-book exams, only materials written or printed on paper are permitted - electronic devices are not.) : Hemming, Andrew and Chesser, Brianna, 2020, Evidence: Commentary & Materials ("EvC&M"), 9th ed, Thomson Reuter/ LawBook Australia, Australia. ISBN: 9780455244747.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer with a webcam and reliable internet connection.  Students will be required to complete an onboarding process to verify their identity before attempting the online exam in this unit.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.