1st Edition

Teaching Evidence Law Contemporary Trends and Innovations

Edited By Yvonne Daly, Jeremy Gans, PJ Schwikkard Copyright 2021
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.



    William Twining


    Taking Evidence Teaching Seriously

    Yvonne Daly, Jeremy Gans and PJ Schwikkard



    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



    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



    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



    The Horizon of Evidence Law Teaching

    Yvonne Daly, Jeremy Gans and PJ Schwikkard


    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.