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LAW5104

Faculty of Law

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

The focus of the unit is the major steps in litigation. Using the Rules of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the chronology of a civil proceeding from the decision to sue until the matter is ready for trial is examined.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the unit should:

  1. understand the sequence, steps and documentation of common law and commercial litigation
  2. be familiar with the major sources of law and research tools in the area of civil procedure
  3. be able to categorise an arising fact situation and apply the relevant substantive law to the applicable procedural step
  4. recognise and select the requisite procedural document
  5. be able to draft elementary pleadings
  6. be sensitised to the use and abuse of civil procedural devices, especially costs and delay
  7. be aware of the theoretical underpinnings of our procedural system.

Assessment

Drafting test: 30% and
Negotiation exercise: 30% and
Examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time): 40%

OR

Drafting test: 30% and
Examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Nicole Mollard (Summer A)
Dr Adam McBeth (First Semester)
Associate Professor Paula Gerber (Second Semester)

Workload requirements

Summer Semester: Seven hours of lectures per week for four weeks, six hours of lectures per week for one week and two hours of revision lectures for one week
First Semester: Three hours of lectures per week.
Second Semester: Four hours of lectures per week for nine weeks.


Prerequisites

LAW1100 or LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104

Co-requisites

LAW2100 or LAW2101 and LAW2102; LAW2200 or LAW2201 and LAW2202