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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) First semester (extended) 2011 (DE-ONLINE)
Coordinator(s)Professor The Hon. George Hampel QC; Mr Randall Kune


  • Taking instructions
  • Analysis of materials
  • Preparing the report
  • Conferring with lawyers
  • Law reforms particularly those in the Federal Court and the NSW

Unit topics :
  • Taking instructions
  • Analysis of materials
  • Preparing the report
  • Conferencing with Lawyers
  • Law reforms.


At the successful completion of this unit the student should be able to:

  1. undertake a structured analysis of material with a view to giving evidence in court
  2. prepare a report which provides a suitable foundation for the giving of that evidence
  3. identify different approaches to the giving of expert evidence and explain the impact this has on analysis and preparation
  4. explain the expert's function in conferenceing with lawyers.


The unit will be assessed as Pass or Fail only and no grades will be allocated.

There will be ongoing assessment including reflective activities, case studies, assignments and a final assessment task. Participation in the online discussion group will also be required.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Hampel


Must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate of Forensic Studies.