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Litigation and Dispute Processing (7047.4)

Level: Undergraduate Fourth Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2018 Semester 1 MR   Andrew   HENDERSON (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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This unit will provide students with a grounding in various dispute resolution methodologies. Particular attention will be given to issues of jurisdiction, standing, court procedures and the duties of advocates and the rights of parties. The course will also introduce students to alternative modes of dispute resolution (eg negotiation, mediation, and arbitration).

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Understand the nature, appropriateness, strengths and weaknesses of various forms of dispute resolution and will have acquired a basic understanding of the rules of civil procedure, the principles underlying those rules and their relationship to substantive law.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours per week.


Completion of Legal Systems or equivalent. Entry to the LLB program.

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