Bachelor of Laws: Evidence

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1. Any object or information, other than legal submissions, which tends to prove or disprove the existence of a fact in issue. There are three primary forms of evidence, testimony, documents and real evidence. Evidence is also subject to other classifications, for example: direct, circumstantial, oral, documentary, real, indirect, original, derivative, primary, secondary, prima facie, expert, opinion, confessional, sworn, and unsworn.

2. The body of law regulating the ascertainment of facts in litigation. Evidence law operates to apply rules of proof as a constraint upon the proof of facts in civil and criminal trials. It lays down rules and procedures governing: the adduction of evidence; the exclusion and admissibility of certain types of evidence, such as hearsay; the use of particular kinds of evidence; and the ultimate question of proof. 
(Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary, 2016)

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Uniform Evidence Resources on CCH Intelliconnect

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Evidence Law Resources

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