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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

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Syllabus

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.

Prerequisites

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

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Equivalent Units

7047 Litigation and Dispute Processing



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