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The principal aim of this module is to provide students with a sound knowledge of the rules and principles of evidence and the opportunity for students to apply those rules and principles as they would in practice. Law of evidence forms part of Formal Law. The module explains the rules of the law of evidence in civil and criminal cases in South Africa. A strategic and integrative approach is followed and explored through the use of appropriate case studies and applied activities to describe Law of Evidence. In addition this module also focus on developing independent research skills, including the use of technology for legal research.
Within semester assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.