LAWS6907 - Comparative Law of Evidence
The aim of this unit is to present a thematic and comparative study of central principles of the law of evidence and of their underlying theory. The main focus will be on evidence in criminal cases, and the comparators will be Australia, England and the USA. Major concerns of the unit are to identify the aims of the law of evidence, to analyse and evaluate the significance of constitutional and human rights in the development of the law of criminal evidence, and to discuss the respective roles of rules and discretion in decisions on the admissibility of evidence.
Semester 2 Intensive
30, 31 August & 2-4 September 2013
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- 1 x 8,000 Word Essay (100%)
Common Law legal method
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.