CHARACTER EVIDENCE IN THE COMMON LAW WORLD
2018/2019, Semester 2
Modular Credits: LL4353 ( 4 ) / LL5353 ( 4 ) / LL6353 ( 4 )
The law relating to evidence of character has been changing throughout the common law world over the last fifty years. This course will, by referencing several common law jurisdictions, including Singapore in particular, cover, most pressingly, how the law deals with evidence of the accused's bad character. It will also deal with bad character of witnesses in criminal cases, and, in particular, complainants in sexual cases, as well as that of witnesses and others in civil cases. A third element concerns the good character of the accused, of witnesses in criminal cases, and of parties and others in civil cases.
LC3001A/B Evidence or its equivalent
Mode of Assessment:
6-hr Take-home Examination - 100% [Release: Fri 8 March 2019 (3pm); Due: Fri 8 March 2019 (9pm)]
Intensive: Wk 1 to 3; Dates: 14 Jan - 1 Feb 2019 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 2.30 - 5.30pm]