Course Title: Evidence

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Evidence

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW2395

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013

LAW2395

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020

LAW2418

Open Learning Australia

Non Award

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Distance / Correspondence

OUAS1PG20

LAW2418

Open Learning Australia

Non Award

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

OUAS1PG19,
OUAS2PG19

Course Coordinator: Daniel Hochstrasser

Course Coordinator Phone: TBC

Course Coordinator Email: daniel.hochstrasser@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced pre-requisites:

040015 - LAW1019/LAW2396 Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods

040089 – LAW2394/LAW2399 Criminal Law


Course Description

This course examines legal issues arising from the application of the rules of evidence, and considers the introduction of uniform evidence laws in Australia, with a particular focus on Victoria. 
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the fundamental doctrines and principles that underpin the operation of the law of evidence and the ethical issues of advocacy.
  2. Analyse and research complex problems relating to the law of evidence, using sophisticated cognitive and creative skills, and generate appropriate responses.
  3. Show effective, appropriate and persuasive collaboration and communication skills for legal and non-legal audiences through engagement with an advocacy simulation.
  4. Demonstrate self-management skills in a professional context and reflect on and assess your own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.


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. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

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: 25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

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.