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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3072H: Aspects of Evidence

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

This module is only available to students studying for the JD on the HKUST-Exeter Programmes in Law. The module is directed towards critical analysis of the exclusionary rules of evidence, of particular relevance to criminal trials. It aims (a) to provide you with an understanding of the adversarial trial structure and its impact on the content of the law of evidence, particularly in the context of the criminal trial; (b) to familiarise you with the content of some of the key exclusionary rules; (c) encourage you to identify and debate current issues within the law of evidence with confidence; and (d) to apply the legal rules and principles within a critical framework.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate detailed and comprehensive knowledge of the law of evidence and a substantial range of major concepts, values and principles relevant to its application
2. demonstrate ability to identify, explain and critically evaluate key issues in the law of evidence and to apply relevant rules and theories
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate detailed and comprehensive knowledge of legal concepts and their contextual, social, and political implications
4. demonstrate ability to apply legal knowledge to a problem or case study and to suggest a conclusion supported by relevant arguments
Personal and Key Skills5. demonstrate ability to manage relevant learning resources, information, and learning strategies, and to develop own arguments and opinions with minimum guidance
6. demonstrate ability to work independently and to manage time efficiently in preparing for scheduled learning activities, exercises and assessment