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Civil litigation & practice (6 points)


Leader: Dr Oyiela Litaba

City First semester 2003 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
City Second semester 2003 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
City First semester 2004 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
City Second semester 2004 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject is concerned with the conduct of civil litigation in courts from the Magistrates Court to the Supreme Court. It will focus on development of skills, particularly legal research, awareness and use of learning strategies, oral and written communication, negotiation and advocacy. The specific values which will be addressed are professional values and the recognition and resolution of ethical conflicts.

Assessment: Regular feedback will be provided on written exercises and oral presentations on drafting pleadings and arguing an interlocutory application: 50% + Written memoranda and draft documents (totalling 10,000 words) and a minimum of one oral presentation (about 20 minutes): 50%. Competence will be assessed according to grades of "Merit", "Pass", or "Fail".

Contact Hours: Intensive - 42 hours per week for 3 weeks

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