Perform new course search

Search Filter

Litigation and Dispute Processing (11276.1)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


Possible changes to your unit's learning activities and assessment items

For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

While the University has made efforts to ensure that Unit Outlines reflect a unit’s learning activities and assessment items, any changes to Australian Government directives because of the COVID-19 pandemic may require changes to these during the semester to ensure the safety and well being of students and staff. These changes will not be updated in the published unit outline, but will be communicated to you via your unit’s UCLearn(Canvas) teaching site. Any changes made will continue to meet the unit’s learning outcomes, as described in the Unit Outline.

Unit Outlines

To view your Unit Outline, click View to log in to MyUC and access this information, or visit your unit's online teaching site.

  • Winter Term, 2020, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (199065) - View
  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (190034) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184085) - View

If a link to your Unit Outline is not displayed, please check back later. Unit Outlines are generally published by Week One of the relevant teaching period.


This unit exposes students to the process for the resolution of civil disputes from the commencement of proceedings to preparation for trial and the enforcement of judgment. The unit encompasses the role of case management and court annexed processes for the alternative resolution of disputes as a means of efficiently resolving civil litigation.

This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Actively and independently manage a litigation process to the point of interlocutory determination, including: (a) selecting the appropriate jurisdiction in which to commence civil proceedings; (b) effectively serving process; (c) drafting pleadings to identify and clarify the issues in dispute; (d) interlocutory proceedings; (e) obtaining evidence; (f) setting a matter down for trial; and (g) enforcing judgment.

2. Identify and explain the requirements of case management, settling down a matter for trial and enforcing judgment;

3. Explain the importance of lawyers' obligations in relation to the management of trust money explain; and

4. Explain and analyse legal practitioners' obligations to clients, parties and the court at each stage of civil litigation.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture and one 2 hour interactive workshop on campus per week.


This unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws. Students must pave passed unit 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.



Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

7047 Litigation and Dispute Processing

Print this page
Why choose UC

Perform new course search

Search Filter

Frequently Asked Questions