Civil Justice (11255.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Appreciate the scope, nature and content of civil law in the Australian legal system;
2. Apply the principles of the civil law to identify appropriate causes of action and remedies; and
3. Identify appropriate dispute resolution options for a variety of civil law problems.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Prerequisites11251 Foundations of Law and Justice
Incompatible unitsBachelor of Laws students may not undertake this unit.
Assumed knowledgeBasic understanding of the Australian legal system.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Geoff Nicoll|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Dr Geoff Nicoll|
There are no prescribed texts. Online readings will be provided via Canvas.
Interested students may also wish to review a number of books in the ‘Nutshell' series from Thomson Reuters, including:
- ‘Contracts Law';
- ‘Torts Law';
- ‘Real Property Law';
- ‘Employment Law';
- 'Human Rights Law';
- ‘Administrative Law'; and
- ‘Civil Procedure Law'
Students need to actively particpate in the tutorials and workshops.
Required IT skills
Basic legal research and writing skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums