EVIDENCE AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

LAW2ECP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will learn about the rules of evidence in civil and criminal cases as well as 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. 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.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLibby Brenton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and (LAW1CRL or LAW2CRM)

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCriminal Procedure and Evidence Subject Materials 2015PrescribedN/AAVAILABLE FROM THE LA TROBE UNIVERSITY BOOKSHOP.
ReadingsEvidence Act 2008 (Vic)PreliminaryN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Research and analyse the law as it relates to a factual situation at an advanced undergraduate level

Activities:
Seminar discussion of fact situation analysis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Demonstrate the written skills necessary for advocacy in the context of criminal law

Activities:
Lecture and seminar modelling and discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Demonstrate pair collaboration and verbal advocacy skills in a simulated criminal court (a 'moot')

Activities:
Preparation for Moot assessment. Lecture and seminar modelling and discussion. In class discussion and debate of cases.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Demonstrate problem-solving and advice construction skills as they relate to a legal environment

Activities:
Lecture modelling of problem -solving and advice construction.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Examination-by-moot60 03, 04, 02, 01
Mid-semester Assessment40 02, 04, 01