Provides the student with an understanding of the litigation process, with the emphasis on the institution and carriage of proceedings in the most important jurisdictions. Emphasis will be placed on preparation and drafting of statements of claim, defences and all the other technical documentation required to commence and/or defend a matter in the various courts.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||apply the rules relating to choice of jurisdictions and initiation of proceedings.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||creatively apply knowledge to the preparation and drafting of legal documentation and pleadings.||Communication and social skills|
|3||communicate appropriately to clients and others information concerning the litigation process.||Communication and social skills|
|4||understand and apply ethical frameworks applicable to para-professional roles in the litigation process.||Ethical practice|
- Previously no text has been prescribed in this unit, but this text provides a useful introduction to litigation practice: Bamford, D & Rankin, M, 2014, Principles of Civil Litigation, 2nd edn, Thomson Reuters Lawbook Co., Sydney. ISBN: 978045530672.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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