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Unit of Study LAWS2013 Civil Litigation and Procedure (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of the principles and rules which govern the conduct of civil litigation in Australian jurisdictions

apply the relevant principles and rules of civil litigation to formulate responses to hypothetical scenarios

demonstrate a high level of skill in the application of relevant rules to the preparation of pleadings and other documents typically required in the conduct of civil litigation

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Twice weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Twice weekly)
Exam: Proctored, Online50%
Case study50%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Colbran, S, Spender, P & Penovic, T, 2022, Civil Procedure Commentary and Materials, 8th edn, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409354263.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer with a webcam and reliable internet connection.  Students will be required to complete an onboarding process to verify their identity before attempting the online exam in this unit.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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