1st Edition

Teaching Evidence Law
Contemporary Trends and Innovations




ISBN 9780367251390
Published July 22, 2020 by Routledge
200 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

Teaching Evidence Law sets out the contemporary experiences of evidence teachers in a range of common law countries across four continents: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. It addresses key themes and places these in the context of academic literature on the teaching of evidence, proof and fact-finding.

This book focuses on the methods used to teach a mix of abstract and practical rules, as well as the underlying skills of fact-analysis, that students need to apply the law in practice, to research it in the future and to debate its appropriateness. The chapters describe innovative ways of overcoming the many challenges of this field, addressing the expanding fields of evidence law, how to reach and accommodate new audiences with an interest in evidence, and the tools devised to meet old and new pedagogical problems in this area.

Part of Routledge’s series on Legal Pedagogy, this book will be of great interest to academics, post-graduate students, teachers and researchers of evidence law, as well as those with a wider interest in legal pedagogy or legal practice.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

FOREWORD

William Twining

INTRODUCTION

Taking Evidence Teaching Seriously

Yvonne Daly, Jeremy Gans and PJ Schwikkard

 

PART ONE: NEW TOOLS

Chapter 1

Learning Evidence with an Uncasebook

Deborah Merritt and Ric Simmons

Chapter 2

Teaching Evidence Law in a Flipped Classroom

Peter Sankoff

Chapter 3

Using True Crime to Teach Evidence

Jeremy Gans

Chapter 4

Using Mock Voir Dires to Assess the Law of Evidence

Yvonne Daly

Chapter 5

Using Deductive Reasoning to Teach the Application of a Heightened Relevance Standard to Sexual History Evidence

Elisabeth McDonald

Chapter 6

Using International Criminal Law to Teach Evidence

John Jackson and Yvonne McDermott

 

PART TWO: NEW AUDIENCES

Chapter 7 The Influences of Decolonisation on an Evidence Curriculum

PJ Schwikkard

Chapter 8

Undergraduate Learning in Evidence: Complexities, Challenges and Opportunities

Liz Heffernan

Chapter 9

Bridging the Law and Forensic Science Divide

Carole McCartney & John Cassella

Chapter 10

Teaching Evidence Law in Hong Kong after 1997

Simon N.M. Young

 

PART THREE: NEW FIELDS

Chapter 11

A Blended Learning Approach to Teaching Electronic Evidence

Lee Swales and Adrian Bellengère

Chapter 12

Introducing Science and Technology Studies into the Expert Evidence Course

David S. Caudill

Chapter 13

Teaching Legal Ethics in a Course on Evidence

Salona Lutchman

 

CONCLUSION

The Horizon of Evidence Law Teaching

Yvonne Daly, Jeremy Gans and PJ Schwikkard

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Editor(s)

Biography

Yvonne Daly is Associate Professor of Law at Dublin City University, Ireland.

Jeremy Gans is Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

PJ Schwikkard is Professor of Public Law at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.