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Course Name Evidence
Course Code CCLW 6849
Course Section M
Course Credits 6.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Anti-requisite: LAW 6849 - Evidence
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 General Law
CPD Hours N/A
NCA Status Yes - satisfies Evidence competency
Instructors -
Term Winter 2020
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Presentation Format TBA
Method of Evaluation All courses in the Canadian Common Law specialization will have at least one research & writing assignment, but may also include marks for participation, reflective journals, in-class presentations, take-home exams, etc...
Program Format TBA
Available for SCE Yes

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