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LS3025: EVIDENCE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

Course Overview

This course deals with the rules of evidence as they apply in the courtroom. The rules in both criminal and civil cases will be analysed. The legal requirements for leading real evidence, documentary evidence and witness testimony are considered. Topics include: relevancy, the corroboration rule, hearsay evidence, expert evidence, confession evidence and search evidence. The subject is highly topical and practically important to all lawyers

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Isla Callander

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)
  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or () or Bachelor of Laws (Accelerated)
  • One of LS1020 Criminal Law (Passed) or () or Bachelor of Laws (Accelerated)
  • One of LS1025 Legal System (Passed) or () or Bachelor of Laws (Accelerated)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will cover basic concepts within the law of evidence viz, relevance, burdens and standards of proof, admissibility and sufficiency as they operate in criminal and civil proceedings.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments


1 x Multiple Choice Test (40%)

1 x Online Exam (60%)



Students are not required to pass both elements individually in order to pass the course, as long as their overall grade is a pass. Where a student has not passed overall, they will be required to resit (at the resit diet) whichever element has not been passed – either the MCQ or online exam (if a student has failed both elements then they will resit both elements)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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