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LAWS414 Law of Evidence

The principles of the law of evidence in civil and criminal cases.

The Law of Evidence lays out the set of rules and principles that govern whether particular proof of a fact will be rejected or admitted as evidence. Often, therefore, this means that the rules are largely concerned with stating what is not admissible evidence, followed by limited restorative exceptions.

Paper title Law of Evidence
Paper code LAWS414
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $633.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,720.00

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Restriction
LAWS 314
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Richard Mahoney
Associate Professor Donna Buckingham
Senior Lecturer Stephen Smith
Textbooks
Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The Law of Evidence is crucial to any student who is contemplating appearing as counsel in any form of litigation.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

The principles of the law of evidence in civil and criminal cases.

The Law of Evidence lays out the set of rules and principles that govern whether particular proof of a fact will be rejected or admitted as evidence. Often, therefore, this means that the rules are largely concerned with stating what is not admissible evidence, followed by limited restorative exceptions.

Paper title Law of Evidence
Paper code LAWS414
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $646.20
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,856.00

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Restriction
LAWS 314
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Anna High
Textbooks
Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The Law of Evidence is crucial to any student who is contemplating appearing as counsel in any form of litigation.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22