Course Title: Civil Procedure

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Civil Procedure

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


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,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020

Course Coordinator: Binoy Kampmark

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 2174

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 37.2.24

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


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,  you will be expected to:

  1. Demonstrate your 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;
  2. Ascertain the relevant law at both the state and Commonwealth level and exhibit problem-solving skills;
  3. Critique, from a number of perspectives, the law;
  4. Explain issues relating to socio-economic issues relating to the litigation process;
  5. Evaluate a range of possible reform options and identify and reflect upon ethical dilemmas that may present in practice,
  6. 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 assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.  Assessment may include:

Task 1: Essay, 2000 words, 50%, CLOs 1-5

Task 2: Exam, 2000 words, 50%, CLOs 1-6.

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 Equity Learning Services if you would like to find out more. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: