This course will provide students with the foundation for the rules of evidence which apply to courts and tribunals, including statutory rules of evidence as well as the common law. Students will understand the basic principles regarding admissibility of evidence including relevance, materiality, weight, prejudicial effect and probative value. Students will also gain an understanding of the types of evidence such as the exceptions to the admissibility of evidence and the use of expert evidence at trial. The course provides foundational knowledge for students preparing to represent clients in court and/or before tribunals. The course will enable proper preparation of witnesses and proper introduction of various types of evidence allowed in hearings. Students will learn the basic rules, exceptions to rules and the basis for the admissibility of evidence.