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Indicative Module Content:
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
• Provide a detailed account of the rules of Evidence covered in the module
• Identify trends in the Irish Law of Evidence
• Engage with critiques of the Irish Law of Evidence
• Suggest and appraise reforms of the law covered in the module.
• Apply the Law of Evidence to hypothetical factual scenarios
Among the topics that will be covered are the role of the judge in a criminal trial, character evidence, hearsay, unreliable evidence and sexual offences trials.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Summer||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Students are encouraged to avail of opportunities to discuss their ideas in lectures, as this can be a means of obtaining feedback from the lecturer and from peers. General feedback on the exam will be uploaded to Brightspace on the day provisional results are published, highlighting common issues in relation to each question on the exam. Students also have the opportunity of viewing their script after the publication of final results, and reading the comments of the examiner. After viewing their script students may schedule an appointment with the lecturer for further individual feedback.