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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 3087

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
173198

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2023.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills sufficient to resolve civil disputes through a range of dispute resolution strategies including negotiation and mediation 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
  • Principles and practice concerning the resolution of civil disputes including negotiation and mediation
  • Contemporary developments in dispute resolution including online dispute resolution and mass settlement schemes
  • Jurisdiction
  • Pre-action steps & parties
  • Pleadings
  • Disclosure and production of documents; Confidentiality and Privilege; accessing further information; subpoenas
  • Pre-trial steps
  • Trial, judgment and costs
  • Appeal, re-litigation and enforcement

Textbook(s)

Castles, M and Hewitt A 2018, Dispute Resolution and Ethics, 3rd, Law Book Co

Prerequisite(s)

54 units of Law study

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks

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
Advocacy exercise 1500 words 30% 10 minutes
Problem solving exercise 1500 words 30% N/A
Case study 2500 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4C)
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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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