LAWS6327 Advanced Evidence and Proof

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is taught intensively and is aimed at those interested in litigation. It focuses on preparation for trial and encourages rigorous examination of facts and rigorous analysis of how a case is proven. It deals with the use of facts, arguments, inferences and generalisations in proving a case and outlines a practical method for constructing and attacking arguments about disputed questions of fact.
Students are able to (1) appreciate how and why people litigate and how cases are decided; (2) understand different ways evidence can be gathered and tested; (3) identify and use key tools of persuasion to marshal evidence, and construct and deconstruct a case; and (4) understand the ethics of evidence gathering and the use of evidence to persuade.
This comprises a take-home assessment which is due at the end of the teaching portion of the semester, prior to examinations.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Anthony Willinge

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