Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject deals with the rules of evidence in civil and criminal cases, and with the rules of criminal procedure. These rules have evolved to enable court cases to be conducted in a manner that is deemed to be fair to all parties and, increasingly, to promote the interests of the state in ensuring the 'efficient' disposal of cases by the courts. The law of civil procedure is dealt with in a separate subject. Evidence and Criminal Procedure is a compulsory unit for the LLB. This subject, in conjunction with Criminal Law, meets the requirements of the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria in the area of Criminal Law and Procedure. It also meets the requirements in the area of Evidence.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLibby Brenton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1CRL or LAW2CRM


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCriminal Procedure and Evidence Subject Materials 2014PrescribedN/AAVAILABLE FROM THE LA TROBE UNIVERSITY BOOKSHOP.
ReadingsEvidence Act 2008 (Vic)PreliminaryN/AN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLibby Brenton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Mid-semester Assessment40
One oral (moot court) test60