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LA3004 - Evidence

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

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

  • an awareness of the importance of evidence to legal practice;
  • develop skills to determine relevant and irrelevant facts and evidence;
  • develop the ability to research and analyse primary and secondary sources;
  • development of written communication skills.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: (LA2017 or LA1005) and (LA2018 or LA1004) and (LA2020 or LA1012)

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).

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.