Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in this subject examine the procedural rules governing the handling of civil litigation. The following topics are covered: the overarching principles governing civil procedure; the civil jurisdiction of Australian courts; initiating proceedings; parties to litigation; the duty to exchange information; interlocutory orders; summary judgment; settlement; trial; appeals' costs; and enforcement of judgements.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRoger Douglas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (LAW2CTA or LAW2CNT) and (LAW2TOT or LAW2TOR)


Incompatible subjects LAW3CIV and LAW30CIV

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCivil procedure. commentary and materialsPrescribedColbran, S. et alCURRENT EDITION, LEXIS NEXIS
ReadingsSupreme Court (General Civil Procedure)RulesPrescribedN/A2005 (VIC)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoger Douglas

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word group assignment30
one 3-hour final examination70