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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 4016

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
165221

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with skills sufficient to resolve civil disputes through a range of dispute resolution strategies including negotiation, mediation and conciliation and also, where necessary, to understand and apply the relevant Civil Rules to the litigation of a civil matter in the courts.

Course content

Civil justice and the dispute resolution framework
Institutional participants -  industry ombudsman, tribunals and the courts
Principles and practice concerning the resolution of civil disputes through negotiation, mediation and conciliation
Contemporary developments in dispute resolution including online dispute resolution and mass settlement schemes
Triaging of disputes and the interaction between various dispute resolution processes
Jurisdiction
Litigation as a coercive process; Preservation Orders, Interlocutory Injunctions, and Limitation periods
Case Management and the joinder/disjoinder of parties
Pleadings and Affidavits
Disclosure and production of documents; Confidentiality and Privilege; accessing further information; subpoenas
Trial, judgment, re-litigation and costs

Textbook(s)

Castles M & Hewitt A 2018, Dispute Resolution and Ethics , 3rd ed, LawBook Co, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

72 units of Law study

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
Lecture 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 60 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Practical N/A 25% 20 mins
Dispute Resolution Documentation 4000 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 2 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Practical N/A 25% 20 mins
Dispute Resolution Documentation 4000 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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