Litigation and Dispute Processing PG (11443.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Post Graduate Level|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit may be co-taught with an undergraduate version of the unit.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. 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. Enact a lawyers' obligations in relation to the management of trust money; and
4. Explain and analyse legal practitioners' obligations to clients, parties and the court at each stage of civil litigation.
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to students in the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws or Master of Legal Studies courses.
Students must have passed 11431 Foundations of Law and Justice G or equivalent.
Equivalent units7233 Litigation and Dispute Processing PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Dr Tony Krone|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Dr Tony Krone|
Colbran, Stephen and Peta Spender, Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials (LexisNexis, 8th ed, 2022)
The Library had three concurrent licences for the online version of this text available via the Reading List. Please note though that library texts cannot be used in the exam.
There are numerous texts on civil procedure. The prescribed text is recent and comprehensive for jurisdictions across Australia. The following list of recommended texts indicates other useful sources that are available for free or via the Library Reading List. It is not suggested that you buy additional texts.
Bamford, David and Mark Rankin, Principles of Civil Litigation (Lawbook Co., 4th ed, 2021)
Hemming, Andrew and Tanya Penovic, Civil Procedure in Australia (LexisNexis, 2015)
The Court Procedure Rules 2006 (ACT) can be accessed for free HERE (Links to an external site.),
The authorised forms for use in the civil jurisdiction of the ACT Supreme Court and Magistrates Court can be accessed for free HERE, (Links to an external site.)and
The Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne University, 4th ed, 2018) can be accessed for free HERELinks to an external site..
Students may also make use of the following:
Eastman, Roger and William Rose, Pleadings Without Tears: A Guide to Legal Drafting Under the Civil Procedure Rules (Oxford University Press, 8th ed, 2012)
Students are strongly encouraged to attend the tutorials. The Unit will expose students to new skills with which they have had little or no contact in their studies. The tutorials provide practical guidance on, and opportunities to practise, the skills being assessed in the Unit.
Attendance at tutorials will help ensure that students are able to successfully complete this unit.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work integrated learning: Work simulation
- Semester 1, 2023, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (211711)
- Semester 1, 2022, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206252)
- Semester 1, 2021, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (204139)
- Winter Term, 2020, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (198700)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (190745)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (190495)