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LA3004 - Evidence

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
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

  • end of semester exam (70%)
  • assignments (30%).
Prerequisites: (LA2017 or LA1005) and (LA2018 or LA1004) and (LA2020 or LA1012)

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies, Ms Salome Pretorius.
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

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Lecturer: Dr Jim Hackett.
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

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.