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Expert Evidence

Module code: LLMP 5261

Module description

This module examines the law regulating the use of expert medical and scientific evidence in criminal and civil cases under English law, together with a range of problems and issues that can arise when such evidence is adduced, or when the admissibility of such evidence or the competence of a witness is challenged.

In particular, the module considers law reform measures and proposals, and the potential link between the admission of erroneous or misleading expert evidence and miscarriages of justice.

Contact hours per student per year

  •  Tutorials: 3 hours (optional)

Assessments

  • Essay 1: 50%
  • Essay 2: 50%

Additional costs: Students may choose purchase one or more textbooks relevant to the module. Students may choose to attend the optional Study days and incur travel/accommodation costs