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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) Second semester 2011 (DE-ONLINE)
Coordinator(s)Professor The Hon. George Hampel QC; Mr Randall Kune


  1. Preparing and using materials to assist in the presentation of evidence (notes, reports and visual aids)
  2. Observing and participating in mock examination in chief, cross examination and re-examination
  3. Communicating effectively in the courtroom

Unit topics:
  • Examination in chief: use of notes, reports, and visual aids
  • Cross examination
  • Re-examination
  • Courtroom communication skills.


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

  1. prepare and use material to assist with courtroom presentations
  2. demonstrate appropriate behavior in examination in chief, cross examination and re-examination
  3. demonstrate effective courtroom communication skills.


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

The assessment activity the students will undertake is to be assessed on their performance in the mock examination in chief, cross-examination and reexamination.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Hampel


Must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate of Forensic Studies.