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LAW7013 - Current issues in civil procedure

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Mr Judd Epstein


Not offered in 2008


Topics of current interest in civil procedure selected atthe time the subject is offered. In past years injunctive relief, cross-vesting, caseflow management, and comparative pleadings have been among the topics selected.


Students who successfully complete this subject should

  1. understand the modern trends and tendencies in resolving civil disputes in Victoria;
  2. be familiar with recent shifts in civil administration of justice;
  3. have a working knowledge of selected areas of legislation, rules and practice in civil procedure;
  4. be able to draw upon procedural developments in other Australian and common law jurisdictions; and
  5. be able to critically evaluate recent procedural developments in Australia.


Choice of examination, open-book/take-home assignment, research paper(s): 10% per 750 words. Students choosing 100% assessment based upon one research paper must submit an outline and present the paper to the class.

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week

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