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)

SOCU2270

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Binoy Kampmark

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2174

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


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course examines the rules of civil procedure that include commencement of proceedings, alternative dispute resolution procedures and service of process. You will study joinder of claims, pleadings, group and representative actions, discovery and other interlocutory proceedings, judgment, enforcement, appeals, and costs. You will also learn about case management systems. You will participate in a moot court and practice drafting skills.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
a) Analyse and apply the procedural rules of civil litigation in a range of jurisdictions;
b) Critically evaluate the civil procedure system;
c) Analyse and apply laws and rules relating to civil procedure to hypothetical situations;
d) Identify and articulate the challenges in areas of reform such as case management, access to justice and legal ethics concerns.

Program Learning Outcomes
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Use strategic, critical, creative, and analytical thinking to develop creative solutions to a range of dynamic problems associated with crime management and the justice system
  • Employ a wide range of research tools, methods and approaches in the investigation of justice related problems
  • Use appropriate ethical ideas and reflective practice skills in addressing situations and problems in justice settings demonstrating cultural, social and environmental sensitivity
     



Overview of Learning Activities

This course is generally delivered in a face-to-face mode with a blend of learning activities, which include lectures, seminars, participating in a Moot Court as part of a team, engaging in legal research, problem solving, guest speakers, presentations, case studies, videos, online activities and student lead discussions.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. There may be a prescribed text for this course.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include examinations, tests and quizzes, presentations, team work, problem solving tasks, role playing, and essay writing. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment