Semester 1, 2018

LAWS5107: Evidence Comprehensive Exam notes

29 pages

14,685 words




These notes summarises all examinable lectures slides and relevant textbook chapters. The notes are set out logically such that you are able to tackle a problem question with ease, clearly outlining the steps required and the case authorities for the propositions (all colour coded!)

They are designed so that it is easy to follow under time pressure in an exam setting.

Topics include:
- Relevance
- Competence and compellability of witnesses
- Accused as a witness
- Corroboration
- Propensity and Similar Fact Evidence
- Privileges
- Opinion Evidence
- Hearsay
- Confessions and Admissions (as an exception to hearsay)
- Course of Trial