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LA3004 - Evidence

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

To provide a practical and theoretical understanding of the law of evidence to prepare students for what will be required in practice. The course will give a background to the development of the common law and will also look at the relevant Queensland and Commonwealth legislation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain and critique the importance of evidence in legal practice;
  • Research legal issues and analyse using primary and secondary sources;
  • Apply primary and secondary sources in a range of practical scenarios;
  • Communicate effectively in writing.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (70%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: (LA2017 or LA1005) and (LA2018 or LA1004) and (LA2020 or LA1012)

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours online collaboration sessions - Online lectures/tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.