LexisNexis Questions & Answers: Evidence for Common Law States, 2nd edition
This practical and well-regarded text in the LexisNexis Questions and Answers series offers evidence law students in Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia a comprehensive assessment and exam preparation resource.
LexisNexis Questions & Answers: Evidence for Common Law States, 2nd edition is designed to facilitate both continuous review and preparation for assignments and examinations. It provides an understanding of the law of evidence applicable in each of Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. The author provides a clear and concise revision guide for each major topic and offers a systematic approach to analysing and answering problem and exam questions.
Each chapter commences with a summary of relevant cases and identification of the key issues. Questions are all followed by a suggested answer plan, a sample answer and comments on how the answer might be viewed by an examiner. The author also offers advice on common errors to avoid and practical hints and tips on how to achieve higher marks.
• Designed specifically for students in common law evidence states
• Summary of key issues helps students revise key areas before attempting problem questions
• Questions with answer guide, model answer, examiners comments and tips to keep in mind
David Field is an Associate Professor of Law at Bond University, where he has taught evidence law for over 12 years. He has specialised in Supreme Court commercial causes and legal aid criminal cases during his career in practice. He was also the Solicitor for Prosecutions for Queensland.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Relevance
Chapter 2 Burdens and Standards of Proof
Chapter 3 Shortcuts to Proof
Chapter 4 Competence, Compellability and Privilege
Chapter 5 The Course of a Trial
Chapter 6 Character, Propensity and Prejudice
Chapter 7 Hearsay
Chapter 8 Opinion, Identification and Corroboration
Chapter 9 Illegally Obtained Evidence
Chapter 10 The Final Hurdle