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LS3025: EVIDENCE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jul 2020 15:05


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
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Isla Callander

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

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

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2x timed open book scenario (max 1200 words) (40% each)

MCQ Test (20%)

 

Resit for the open book scenario: online 48 hours exam

Resit for the test: mark carried forward

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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