Civil Justice (8896.2)
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|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra Law School
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
| 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)
Areas of potential civil law issues considered will include:
1. Family matters;
7. Consumer issues.
Learning outcomesOn 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 - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites6602 Legal Systems or equivalent
Assumed knowledgeBasic understanding of the Australian legal system.
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The weekly reading in this unit will be uploaded by the convenor to the unit's Moodle site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Where possible, all assessment items will be submitted online via the LearnOnline (Moodle) unit site. The first page of each assessment item should include the following information:
- Student ID:
- Assessment Name:
- Word Count (if applicable):
Students should note that names are not to be included on any assessment tasks/submissions. Only Student ID numbers should be included (as per the Assessment Policy and Procedures).
Penalties for late submission
Written assessment must be submitted by the required date and time (there is no reason why work cannot be submitted early, and this practice is actively encouraged). Students are expected to lodge assignments within the stipulated time limit. The onus rests on individual students to comply with the timetables for completing and submitting assessment. You should therefore learn to manage your time so that, for instance, printer or computer malfunction several hours before the deadline does not disqualify you from submitting assessment on time. Moreover, lecturers have responsibilities to ensure relative equity and fairness to the majority of students who perform on time, as well as other responsibilities that they have organised around the teaching and assessment timetable in a particular term.
There is no requirement for lecturers to mark assessment submitted late. However, in this unit the following practice will be followed. Late assignments that are submitted within seven days of the specified submission date and time will be accepted for marking. However, 5% of the mark assessed will be deducted for each day the assessment is overdue to a maximum cumulative penalty of 35% of the assessed mark. Late assignments submitted more than seven days after the prescribed date and time will not be accepted for marking. In this case a student will not receive any marks for the relevant piece of assessment.
These requirements will not be applied unfairly. They are intended to strike a reasonable, practicable balance between the different factors of relative equity amongst participating student and management of the lecturer's workload, including the on-going teaching program.
Where you, as a student, encounter genuine and exceptional circumstances that will or may prevent submitting an assignment on time you should immediately contact the University and speak with the lecturer or tutor.
Genuine requests on reasonable grounds (e.g., unforeseen paid work commitments, child or family-care responsibilities, illness or family matters including bereavements) will not ordinarily be refused. In cases of illness, you may be required to produce a medical certificate.
Special assessment requirements
The relevant grading criteria in this unit will be as follows:
Work that is of outstanding quality on the learning outcomes, which may be demonstrated in areas such as criticism, logical argument, interpretation of materials or use of methodology. (This grade may also be given to
recognise particular originality or creativity.)
Work of superior quality on the learning outcomes, demonstrating a sound grasp of content, together with efficient organization and selectivity.
Student demonstrates work of good quality showing more than satisfactory achievement on the learning outcomes, or work of superior quality on a majority of the outcomes.
Work that shows a satisfactory achievement of the learning outcomes of the subject
Ungraded Pass (UP)
Pass or Fail basis only
Work showing achievement of the learning outcomes of the subject to a satisfactory level or better.
It is law faculty policy not to use the PX grade in any unit. A PX grade is not available in this unit.
Unsatisfactory achievement of the learning outcomes of the subject and not qualifying for the grade of pass or conceded pass.
NW, NX,NC, NS,
WD, NAS, WH,
These grades are explained in the Handbook.
Refer to the UC Supplementary Assessment Policy
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3cp unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. These hours include time spent in classes. The total workload for units of different credit point value should vary proportionally. For example, for a 6cp unit the total notional workload over a semester or term is assumed to be 300 hours.
Required IT skills
Basic IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums