Course Title: Civil Procedure

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Civil Procedure

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

SOCU2094

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Binoy Kampmark

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 2174

Course Coordinator Email: binoy.kampmark@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.2.24


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

The course is a study of court-related and procedural matters that affect the law in Australia. Participants will be encouraged to consider the balance between the management of the litigation process and fairness to parties at a hearing. The practice of litigation will be discussed in detail and students will achieve a level of problem-solving skills in the areas of evidence and civil procedure. Alternative dispute resolution options and the law relating to ADR will be discussed in detail. Students will be involved in considering creative solutions to problems in the legal system and will consider a range of possible reform options. The course will include a consideration of socio-economic issues and ethical concerns in the law.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the completion of this course students will be expected to: have an understanding of selected areas of law relating to the law of evidence and civil procedure, including an understanding of the law relating to alternative dispute resolution and courts and tribunals; have an ability to ascertain the relevant law at both the state and Commonwealth level and exhibit problem-solving skills; be able to critique, from a number of perspectives, the law; understand issues relating to socio-economic issues relating to the litigation process; be able to evaluate a range of possible reform options and identify and reflect upon ethical dilemmas that may present in practice, and be able to demonstrate creative initiative in formulating solutions to legal problems.



Overview of Learning Activities

You will be able to engage in a variety of lectures and smaller classes.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to use a prescribed text.


Overview of Assessment

You will be able to prepare assessment tasks with a total word length or equivalent of 4,000 words.