Course Title: Civil Procedure

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Civil Procedure

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW1030

City Campus

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2009

LAW1030

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Spring2018,
Spring2019,
Sem 1 2020

LAW2416

Open Learning Australia

Non Award

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Distance / Correspondence

OUAS1PG20

Course Coordinator: Jonathan Kolieb

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 1553

Course Coordinator Email: jonathan.kolieb@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced pre-requisites:

040015 - LAW1019/LAW2396 Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods
 


Course Description

This course studies the rules of civil procedure that include commencement of proceedings and service of process, joinder of claims, pleadings, group and representative actions, discovery and other interlocutory proceedings, judgment, enforcement, appeals, and costs. Emphasis will also be given to the issue of reform of the civil justice system including case management systems, access to justice and lawyers’ ethics. The course engages with the practical legal skills of drafting and mooting.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the procedural rules of civil litigation;
  2. Critically evaluate the civil procedure system and identify areas of reform such as case management, access to justice and legal ethics concerns;
  3. Analyse and research complex problems relating to civil procedure and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives;
  4. Demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to civil procedure and generate appropriate responses
  5. Show effective, appropriate and persuasive collaboration and communication skills for legal and non-legal audiences through engagement with drafting and advocacy simulations.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3,  

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 5

Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.