Course Title: Evidence Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Evidence Law

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.  

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Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus  

  

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW2487

City Campus

Undergraduate

525T Business & Enterprise

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2022

LAW2487

City Campus

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Theresa Lyford

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925444

Course Coordinator Email: theresa.lyford@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides you with detailed knowledge of the law of evidence and procedure as it applies in civil and criminal trials. You will examine the theory underpinning the law of evidence, how evidence is adduced in trials, why evidence may be admissible or inadmissible, and develop the understanding of what should be included in a brief to counsel.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Analyse the concept and nature of evidence when a given set of case file materials and legal case to prove.
  2. Recognise the general principles and rules of evidence and in particular the rules as they apply to the conduct of a civil and criminal trial.
  3. Analyse the framework of statutory and common law rules which provide the basis for the exclusion, and inclusion, of evidence.
  4. Determine and evaluate the provisions of Victorian and Commonwealth legislation applicable in evidence law.
  5. Demonstrate skills in legal research and writing, critical analysis, legal problem solving, advocacy, client presentation and communication


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT Library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.