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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 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $710.30
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
LAWS 314
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Teaching staff

Dr Anna High


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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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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-14, 16-22
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-14, 16-22