Advanced Evidence (LAWS5106)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit builds on knowledge gained in the compulsory course Evidence (or Litigation). The unit has three aims. Firstly, it examines the rules of evidence covered in the compulsory Evidence course in greater depth. Secondly, this unit covers new topics such as (i) theories of evidence (ii) identification evidence, (iii) evidence of past sexual history (iv) interaction between human rights legislation and evidential rules. Thirdly, the unit engages in a comparative analysis with evidential rules in Australian and International jurisdictions.

Further unit of study information

Classes

2x2-hr seminars/week for 10 weeks

Assessment

Class participation (25%) and 4000wd research essay (75%) (subject to class size)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

LAWS2006 or LAWS2016 or LAWS5013

Prohibitions

LAWS3406

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.