LW5616 - Law of Evidence

Offering Academic Unit
School of Law
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2018/19

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to:
(i)   Enable students to understand and appreciate the role and scope of the law of evidence in the adversary system.
(ii)   Develop students’ understanding of the substantive rules of evidence and the principles upon which those rules are based.
(iii)   Examine the role and operation of the rules and principles of evidence in the litigation decision making process and in the provision of a fair trial.
(iv)   Cultivate awareness, appreciation and understanding of the practical application and effect of the rules of evidence.
(v)   Discuss and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the law of evidence as it operates within the Hong Kong legal system.
(vi)   Discuss and analyse reforms and developments in the law of evidence.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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