CIVIL DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Credit points: 15
Students in this subject examine the procedural laws, rules and policy issues relating to the resolution of civil disputes in an adversarial system. The following topics are covered: the overarching obligations of parties and practitioners; the civil jurisdiction of Australian courts; initiating proceedings; service; joinder; parties to litigation; defining the questions for trial; obtaining evidence; interlocutory orders; disposition without trial; alternative dispute resolution; settlement; extra judicial determination of issues; trial; appeal; costs; and enforcement of judgements.
SchoolLa Trobe Law School
Subject Co-ordinatorMagda Karagiannakis
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites LAW5PTO (Principles of Tort Law)
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules||Prescribed||Latest Version||Online|
|Readings||Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials||Recommended||Colbran et al, Latest Edition||Lexis Nexis|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of how grievances are translated into a legal claim or defence in written form using the conventions of legal drafting
- 1. Utilisation of seminar and online materials. 2. Completion of prescribed reading and online tasks. 3. Preparations for seminars 4. Completion of Assignment.
02. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of how to pursue a legal claim or defence for a client as effectively as possible.
- 1. Utilisation of seminar and online materials. 2. Completion of prescribed reading and online tasks. 3. Preparations for seminars 4. Completion of Assignment and Problem Solving Assignment
03. Critically analyse, evaluate and apply civil procedure laws and rules, in order to find solutions to legal disputes.
- 1. Utilisation of seminar and online materials. 2. Completion of prescribed reading and online tasks. 3. Preparations for seminars 4. Completion of Assignment.and Problem Solving Assignment
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City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMagda Karagiannakis
One 2.5 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online Class
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
|Mid Semester assignment (2,000 words)||40||01, 02, 03|
|Problem solving assignment (3,500 words)||60||02, 03|