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Litigation - LAW550

This unit examines fundamental aspects of litigation, which deals with principles and rules governing the preparation and conduct of disputes to be heard by courts of law. It covers the principles of civil procedure, and the rules of evidence in civil and criminal matters. Major topics include pre-trial civil procedures, concepts of relevance, privilege and proof, and major aspects of evidence law such as competence and compellability of witnesses, examination of witnesses, hearsay, admissions, opinion, tendency and coincidence, credibility and character evidence and unreliable evidence. Particular attention is paid to current uniform evidence legislation. It also introduces students to issues concerning the nature of adversarial disputation, the ethics of litigation practice, and access to and administration of justice.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Law Staff

12cp in LAW units at 300 level and (admission prior to 2014 to LLB or BAppFinLLB or BALLB or BA-MediaLLB or BA-PsychLLB or BBALLB or BComLLB or BCom-ProfAccgLLB or BEnvLLB or BITLLB or BIntStudLLB or BScLLB or BSecStudLLB or BSocScLLB) Prerequisite Information


LAW315 and (LAW406 or LAW456)

NCCW(s): LAW500, LAWS398, LAWS399
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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