6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
- Summer semester B 2017 (Day)
The focus of the unit is the major steps in litigation. Using the Rules of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the chronology of a civil proceeding from the decision to sue until the matter is ready for trial is examined.
Students who successfully complete the unit should:
- Demonstrate an awareness of the key principles, concepts and policies relating to the resolution of civil disputes.
- Show an ability to exercise professional judgment in recognising and responding appropriately to ethical issues that arise in the context of civil dispute resolution.
- Critically evaluate the available processes of civil dispute resolution and the steps and documentation of civil litigation.
- Demonstrate effective written communication skills by clear and persuasive articulation and application of procedural rules and principles and by drafting basic court documents (such as pleadings, affidavits or submissions).
- Demonstrate effective oral communication through class discussion and collaborative effectively on assessable tasks (for example in the activity focused on alternative dispute resolution).
- Utilise feedback to reflect on and assess their capabilities and performance.
- Demonstrate an ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and professionalism.
- Demonstrate cumulative knowledge and skills to propose appropriate solutions to complex legal problems.
Examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time): 50%
Drafting test: 20%
Alternative dispute resolution activity and reflection: 20%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
See also Unit timetable information
For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later:
For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: