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Evidence - LAWS399

This unit examines and teaches the principles and rules of evidence in civil and criminal matters in New South
Wales. The focus is on the uniform evidence scheme, with particular attention given to the Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) and relevant judicial decisions that affect an interpretation of the Act. The course starts with an introduction to litigation systems, and then proceeds to the fundamentals of trials, and the statutory and discretionary powers of courts to control their proceedings. The adducing of testamentary, documentary and real evidence is addressed, as are issues relating to proof and relevance. Detailed coverage is then given to the rules of admissibility relating to hearsay, admissions, opinion, tendency, coincidence, credibility, character and identification evidence.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

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

Staff Contact(s): Mr Ilija Vickovich

LAWS398 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LAW500, LAW550
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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