CIVIL PROCEDURE

LAW2CIV

2017

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.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMagda Karagiannakis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and (LAW2CTA or LAW2CNT) and (LAW2TOT or LAW2TOR)

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSupreme Court (General Civil Procedure)RulesPrescribedLatest VersionOnline
ReadingsCivil Procedure: Lexis Nexis Study GuideRecommendedColbran et al, Latest EditionLexis Nexis
ReadingsCivil Procedure: Cases and MaterialsRecommendedColbran et al, Latest EditionLexis Nexis

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of how grievances are translated into a legal claim or defence in written form using the conventions of legal drafting

Activities:
Tutorial exercises, Assignment, Online quizzes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Demonstrate a critical awareness of how to pursue a legal claim or defence for a client as effectively as possible.

Activities:
Tutorial exercises, Assignment,Online quizzes, Final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Apply civil procedure law and rules in order to find solutions to legal disputes.

Activities:
Tutorial exercises, Assignment, Online quizzes, Final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMagda Karagiannakis

Class requirements

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.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment (1500 words)30 01, 02, 03
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 2500 words)60 02, 03
Online quizzes during teaching period. (equivalent to 500 words)10 01, 02, 03