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The law of evidence is that system or body of rules which regulates the admission of proof in a court of law. This module examines these rules which govern the gathering of evidence at the pre-trial stage and its subsequent presentation in court. Critical topics include: basic concepts of evidence, functions of the judge and jury, admissibility, relevance, corroboration, rule against hearsay, character evidence, opinion evidence, and privilege.
Any aspect of this module may be changed in any given academic year, subject to the discretion of the module lecturer.
Note: this module is offered in other programmes under code LW294 (The Law of Evidence). Students are not permitted to register for both modules.