1  Name of Course Law of Evidence I
2 Course Code LAC4163
3 Instructor 
4 Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme                                      LAC4163 is one of the core subjects for SMSU program. Students who are undertaking SMSU program are required to take this subject. This course aims to provide a basic outline of the law of evidence in Malaysia as provided under the Malaysian Evidence Act 1950 (Act 56)
5 Semester and Year offered Semester 7 (Year 4)
6 Student Learning Time

Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
Lecture T O
 28  28  10  10  26  10  5  3  120
7 Credit Value 2 (120/40 = 3.0 )
8 Pre-requisite (if any) None
9 Learning outcomes At the end of this course, students are able to:

  1. explain the basic knowledge of the law of evidence under the Malaysian Evidence Act 1950 (LO1-CT4-K4);
  2. demonstrate their ability in interpreting the Malaysian Evidence Act 1950 (LO3-PS3-P5); and
  3. apply the theories on law of evidence towards daily practical situations/problems. (LO5-TS4-A5).
10 Transferable skills Students are expected to gain both the knowledge and skills in area of law of evidence as provided under Malaysian Evidence Act 1950 (Act 56) and other relevant laws relates to it.  At the end, students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving through the process of lectures, tutorials and other activities that the instructor seem suitable.
11 Teaching-Learning and Assessment Strategy Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercises, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
12 Synopsis This course focuses on the legal framework on the law of evidence in Malaysia which comprises Malaysian Evidence Act 1950 (Act 56), Criminal Procedure Code (Act 593) & Rules of Court 2012. It will cover the main areas of relevancy and relevancy of facts submitted as evidence.
13 Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion or presentation.
14 Assessment Methods and Types  

No. Item Percentage
1. Continuous Assessment 40%
2. Final examination 60%
  Total: 100%

 

 

15 Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes Refer to attachment
16
Week Topic
1 Introduction to law of evidence
2-3 The concept of relevancy and illegally obtained evidence
4 Hearsay evidence
5-6 Res gestae & dying declaration
7-8 Relevancy sections
9-10 Character evidence & similar fact evidence
11-13 Admission & confession
14 Expert opinion & judicial notice

*Note: Total = 120 hours

17 Main references
  1. Mariette Peters. (2013). Law of Evidence in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: LexisNexis Publication.
  2. Rafiah Salim and Cheong May Fong. (2013). Evidence in Malaysia and Singapore, Cases, Materials and Commentary. 3rd Edition. Kuala Lumpur: LexisNexis Publication.
  3. S. Augustine Paul. (2010). Evidence: Practice & Procedure. 4th Edition. Kuala Lumpur: LexisNexis Publication.
  4. Dr V Kesava Rao. (2009). Sir John Woodroffe and Syed Amir Ali’s Law of Evidence, 18th Edition. Kuala Lumpur: LexisNexis Publication.
  5. Mohd Akram, (2004). The Law of Confessions. Kuala Lumpur: Sweet and Maxwell.
  6. Related cases
18 Additional references
  1. Muzaffar Syah Mallow. (2013). The Applicability of the Evidence Act 1950 in the Industrial Court: With Reference Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Malaysia Labour Review, 27 – 39.
  2. Muzaffar Syah Mallow. (2011). Evidence to substantiate the allegations of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Malayan Law Journal, I – clii.
  3. Mohd Akram  (2002). Judicial Notice and the Judge’s Personal Knowledge. Current Law Journal, 4, liii.
  4. J.D. Heydon. (1996). Cross on Evidence. 5th edition. Australia: Butterworths.
  5. A.B. Munir. (1994). Similar fact Evidence: Probative Value vs Prejudicial Effect. Malayan Law Journal, 3, xxxi.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES, DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE

Course Learning Outcomes Compliance to PO Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs) Assessment Tasks (ATs)
 

PO1

LO1

PO2

LO2

PO3

LO3

PO4

LO4

PO5

LO5

PO6

LO6

PO7

LO7

PO8

LO8

PO9

LO9

   
  K CTPS CS TS EM LL     KK LS    
1-    explain the basic knowledge of the law of evidence under the Malaysian Evidence Act 1950; (LO1-CT4-K4)   3               Classroom lecture and discussion Written test presentation
2-   demonstrate their ability in interpreting the Malaysian Evidence Act 1950; (LO3-PS3-P5)     3             Lecture, Tutorials and Presentation Instructor evaluation of the presentation
3-    apply the theories on law of evidence towards daily practical situations/problems. (LO5-TS4-A5).         3         Assignments Instructor evaluation of the assignment