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LS3025: EVIDENCE (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:21


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

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

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

Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1 x Multiple Choice Test (40%)

1 x Online Exam (60%)

 

Resit:

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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