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Course Name Evidence
Course Code LAW 6849P
Course Section A
Course Credits 6.0
Course Description

This course provides students with an understanding of the basic principles of the law of evidence in Canada. Common law and statutory rules of evidence (Canada Evidence Act, Criminal Code, Ontario Evidence Act) are analyzed in light of the principles underlying the adversary system. The effect of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms upon the law of evidence is also examined. Some of the subjects that will be studied include relevancy, probative value and prejudicial effect; the competence and compellability of witnesses; the rule against hearsay evidence; character evidence; similar fact evidence; credibility; opinion evidence; and the principles governing privilege.

Specialization Canadian Common Law
Status Core
Elective for International Business Law
CPD Hours N/A
NCA Status Yes - satisfies Evidence competency
Instructors Robin McKechney & David Porter
Term Summer 2018
Start date 2018-04-25
End date 2018-07-11

Wed 6:30-9:30
Apr 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27
Jul 4, 18

Location Osgoode Hall - 4700 Keele St
Presentation Format In-person
Method of Evaluation Invigilated final exam
Program Format Weekly
Available for SCE Yes

All courses and schedules are subject to change.