Nutshell: Evidence Law, 4th Edition


Nutshell: Evidence Law

Dec 2013

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(approx. USD152.56)

The essence of the law…

Lawbook Co. Nutshells are the essential revision tool: they provide a concise outline of the principles for each of the major subject areas within undergraduate law.

Written in clear, straight-forward language, the authors explain the principles, and highlight key cases and legislative provisions for each subject.


  • General Outline of the Laws of Evidence
  • Evidence and the Fact Finding Process
  • Degrees and Burdens of Proof
  • The Credibility of Evidence and Character Evidence
  • Similar Fact Evidence
  • The Accused as a Witness in Criminal Proceedings
  • The Rule Against Hearsay Evidence
  • Opinion Evidence
  • The Doctrine of Res Gestae
  • Limitations on Admissibility Arising During the Course of Evidence
  • Restrictions on Witnesses and Evidence: Corroboration, Competence, Privilege and Public Policy
  • Principles which Assist Proof: Presumptions, Judicial Notice and Estoppel
  • Judicial Discretion to Exclude Admissible Evidence
  • Particular Aspects of the 1995 Uniform Legislation