EVIDENCE AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

LAW2ECP

2021

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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesPreparation for Moot assessment. Lecture and seminar modelling of problem. In class discussion and debate of cases.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW1LIM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Criminal Investigaton and Procedure in Victoria

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Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorChristopher Corns

Year2014

Edition/Volume2nd Edition

PublisherThomson Reuters Lawbook Co.

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Evidence Act 2008 (Vic)

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Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorN/A

Year2008

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PublisherAvailable on-line

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Evidence and Criminal procedure Unit Materials

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Year2016

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PublisherAvailable from the La Trobe University Book shop

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Research and analyse the law as it relates to a factual situation at an advanced undergraduate level
02. Demonstrate the written skills necessary for advocacy in the context of criminal law
03. Demonstrate pair collaboration and verbal advocacy skills in a simulated criminal court (a 'moot')
04. Demonstrate problem-solving and advice construction skills as they relate to a legal environment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Examination-by-moot (Equivalent to 3000 words) Equivalent to 3000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mid-semester Assessment (Equivalent to 1500 words) Equivalent to 1500 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 hr Lecture + 2hr tutorial. Videoconference linked from BU

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Examination-by-moot (Equivalent to 3000 words) Equivalent to 3000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mid-semester Assessment (Equivalent to 1500 words) Equivalent to 1500 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4