LAW41870 Advanced Evidence 1

Academic Year 2022/2023

The law of evidence concerns the admission of proof in courts of law. This course examines the rules that govern this process. It also analyses the philosophical and practical considerations that underpin the rules on admissibility of evidence. The structure of the trial process and the manner in which evidence is presented are also important aspects of the law of evidence. This course examines the role of witnesses in the courtroom. It also assesses the influence of technology on the trial process.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module students should be able to: assess the need for exclusionary rules within the law of evidence; outline the impact of constitutional rights on the admission of evidence and apply knowledge of evidentiary rules to problem based scenarios.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, critical writing and reflective learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LAW30070 - Evidence - Foundations, LAW40880 - Evidence Law:Doctrine&Reality

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: 2,000 word assignment Week 8 n/a Graded No


Examination: Closed book written examination (2 hours) 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 11:00 - 12:50
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 4, 6, 9 Thurs 16:00 - 17:50