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Litigation and Dispute Processing PG (7233.4)

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

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  • Winter Term, 2017, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (167883) - View
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Syllabus

The areas examined include the: dispute resolution methodologies; issues of jurisdiction; standing, court procedures, duties of advocates and the rights of the parties; and alternative modes of dispute resolution; 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;

2. Demonstrate the communication skills involved with client interviewing;

3. Acquire some practical experience in mediation skills and techniques;

4. Have acquired a basic understanding of the rules of civil procedure, the principles underlying those rules and their relationship to substantive law;

5. Have demonstrated legal drafting skills in relation to pleadings and other litigation documents; and

6. Identify major areas of reform to the rules of civil procedure, especially in regard to enhancing access to justice and ensuring the efficient resolution of legal disputes.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours.

Prerequisites

Completion of Legal Systems G or equivalent.


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