Instructor(s): Malcolm Thorburn

For graduate students, the course number is LAW2024HS.

Note: The Blackboard program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Blackboard as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of the law of evidence. Common law and statutory rules of evidence are analyzed in light of the adversary system, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and other social values. While both civil and criminal evidence issues are considered, the focus is on the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases. Topics to be covered may include: relevancy, testimonial competence, the rule against hearsay, opinion evidence, character evidence, privilege and related matters, confessions, and illegally obtained evidence.

Evaluation
Will be by a three-hour closed book final examination.

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
4
Hours
4

Enrolment

Maximum
70

66 JD
4 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

T: 4:10 - 6:00
Th: 4:10 - 6:00