EVIDENCE AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

LAW2ECP

2018

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-ordinatorBen Walsh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM, LAW1CRL or LAW2CRM AND Admission into; LBLX - Bachelor of Laws (Complementary) LVLGE ;LVLGEB Bachelor of Laws LVLUE ;LVLUEB Bachelor of Laws LWLAS Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Asian Studies LWLAT;LWLATB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts LWLBUSB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business LWLEE Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Electronic Engineering LWLINT Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations LWLMC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication LWLPY;LWLPYB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Psychological Science LWLSC;LWLSCB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science LZCOML Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws LZCRL;LZCRLB Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws LWLFI Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Finance LWLF Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Finance LWLM Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media LWLA LWLAC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting LWLBUS Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business LWLE LWLEC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics LWLIR Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations LWLFI Laws/Finance LWLAC Laws/Accounting LWLBUS (BU) Laws/Business

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEvidence and Criminal procedure Unit MaterialsPrescribed2016Available from the La Trobe University Book shop
ReadingsCriminal Investigaton and Procedure in VictoriaPrescribedChristopher Corns 2nd Edition 2014Thomson Reuters Lawbook Co.
ReadingsEvidence Act 2008 (Vic)Prescribed2008Available on-line

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.

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

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-moot (Equivalent to 3000 words)Equivalent to 3000 words60 03, 04, 02, 01
Mid-semester Assessment (Equivalent to 1500 words)Equivalent to 1500 words40 02, 04, 01