Teaching Evidence Law: Contemporary Trends and Innovations

1st Edition

Yvonne Daly, Jeremy Gans, PJ Schwikkard

Routledge
July 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9780367251390 - CAT# 303566
Series: Legal Pedagogy

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Summary

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.

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