LAW3016 : Evidence
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Kevin Crosby
- Lecturer: Mrs Sara Costigan
- Owning School: Newcastle Law School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To acquire knowledge and understanding of the substantive law of evidence.
To further develop critical and legal analytical skills.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction of Evidence
The Burden and Standard of Proof
The Competence and Compellability of Witnesses
Testimony of Witnesses
The Right of Silence
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||30||1:00||30:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:00||5:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||1||1:00||1:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||164:00||164:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures establish the framework of knowledge and demonstrate aspects of technique. Seminars allow detailed application of knowledge and technique. The seminars will always require advance preparation. The private study takes the form of directed study following on from lectures and in preparing for seminars. The teaching method promotes knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and allows for the development of the skills of analysis, synthesis, critical judgement and evaluation.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||1||M||Mock Examination - 45 minutes|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination provides an important incentive for students to establish a foundation of knowledge in the subject. The unseen examination tests the demonstration of knowledge and understanding in the context of an application of skills that need development over the whole module. The examination provides a means for testing students' ability to analyse, synthsise, deploy critical judgement and evaluate alternative arguments. The examination format promotes the essential need to show relevance, discernment and the ability to distil an analysis and work to a reasoned conclusion. It also allows candidates to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a broad range of topics within the syllabus.