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Unit Code
Unit Title
LAW407 Mooting
LAW422 Evidence
LAW423 Criminal and Civil Procedure
LAW450 Equity
LAW602 Foundations of Media and Information Technology Law
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW603 Labour Law
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW604 Competition Law
LAW606 Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW607 Corporations Law 2
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW608 Law of Nations
LAW609 Comparative Administrative Law
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW610 International Environmental Law
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW612 Jurisprudence
LAW615 Criminology
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW617 Comparative Law
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW619 Biotechnology Law
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW622 Law Elective 4 (Parliamentary Law and Practice)
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW623 Law Elective 5 (International Humanitarian Law)
LAW624 Dispute Resolution
LAW625 Law Review
LAW631 International Law
LAW634 Human Rights
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW636 Law of the European Union
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW641 Environmental Law
LAW652 Media Law
LAW662 Tax 1
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW663 International Trade Law
LAW664 Intellectual Property
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW669 Consumer Protection
LAW670 Information Technology Law
LAW677 Law Elective 2 (International Criminal Law)
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW678 Law Elective 3 (Issues in Criminal Justice)
LAW679 Supervised Research Paper
LAW681 Family 1 - the Family and the Child
LAW682 Family 2 - Financial Aspects of Family Law
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW683 Succession
LAW684 Conflicts (Private International Law)
LAW688 Sentencing
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW692 Jessup Moot
(Not Offered 2012)
LAW693 Law Elective 1 (Transitional Governance)
LAW695 Law and Ethics of Health Care
LAW696 Professional Conduct

2014 LAW422 Evidence

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Compulsory unit


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
LAW422 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.

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This course imparts a basic understanding of the principles and rules relating to the law of evidence in both criminal and civil proceedings. It aims to develop an appreciation of the determinative role that the rules of evidence can have on the course and outcomes of trials and it encourages students' critical appraisal of the evidential rules governing formal proceedings. Studies cover: the nature of evidence, basic evidential concepts, classifications of evidence, obtaining evidence, mechanisms for dealing with unreliable evidence and the major exclusionary rules including the hearsay rule, the opinion evidence rule, the credibility rule and rules relating to tendency and coincidence evidence.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Court report - 20%, Mid-term test - 20%, Class participation - 20%, Final Examination - 40%

TEACHING PATTERN: Two two-hour seminars per week. 50 minute workshops as notified.

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq EITHER LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205, LAW305, LAW306, LAW307, LAW232, LAW324 OR
Prereq LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204, LAW305, LAW351, LAW352, LAW353, LAW354

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STAFF: T Henning

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

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