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LAW 6002 - Evidence and Advocacy (Hons)

Career: Undergraduate Law
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Restriction: Available only to Bachelor of Laws Honours students
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Discovery Experience – Working: Yes
Assessment: Typically to include participation in seminar, written work, mock trial exercises and examination

Evidence & Advocacy is the study of "proof"; particularly, what is proof in legal proceedings and how do we prove matters as fact. Through problem solving and practical/interactive role plays, students will critically analyse the laws of evidence applicable to the proof of facts in South Australian and Australian Federal courts. These laws determine the evidence which will be received by courts to establish material facts, the form in which such evidence must be presented and the uses to which such evidence can be put by the court. Laws applicable to civil and criminal proceedings are examined with a concentration on the evidential constrictions applicable to criminal proceedings. In this context, criminal procedure is itself examined, particularly police investigative process and prosecution and defence obligations prior to and at trial. The Course relies on an interdisciplinary framework of study for students to actively ascertain the techniques, limitations and requirements for eliciting, challenging and scrutinising evidence for the purpose of considering whether it amounts to proof. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation for the neuro-psychology, physiological, forensic and mathematical disciplines which inform and shape proof in law.

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24984 LE01 0 FULL 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 9am - 12pm Ligertwood, 333, Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 4 Nov Friday 9am - 12pm Ligertwood, 333, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20528 SE10 0 FULL 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 12pm - 3pm Ligertwood, 126, Law Moot Court
7 Oct - 4 Nov Friday 12pm - 3pm Ligertwood, 126, Law Moot Court