Unit code: LLW4007 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Queen
Online Real Time
LLW1001 - Criminal Law and
LLW1002 - Criminal Investigation, Procedure and Sentencing and
4 Level 1 units
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit introduces students to evidence law and rules which govern the collection and use of information / evidence which may legitimately be put before courts and other tribunals in both criminal cases, or in civil disputes. Students will also analyse the rationale for the rules that comprise the law of evidence and the values they represent, by reference to the Victorian Evidence Act 2008, which provides a law of evidence that is uniform with the law of the territories, the Commonwealth, NSW and Tasmania.  On completion of this unit students will be equipped with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of, and competence in, the law of evidence.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Locate, interpret, evaluate and apply legislation relating to substantive law and correlate it to the law of evidence;
  2. Apply the law of evidence to factual situations and effectively advise clients and others of their evidentiary position;
  3. Conduct research relating to the law of evidence and procedure and use the results of that research to solve complex problems.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 10%
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 40%
Case Studies
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 50%
Final exam

Required reading

The class materials, tutorial problems and additional readings found on VU Collaborate provide the materials covered each week in lectures and tutorials.

Uniform Evidence
Gans, Palmer & Robert, 2019| Oxford University Press

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