LAWS6327 Advanced Evidence and Proof
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2019 UWA (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.
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- Anthony Willinge
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