Unit details

MLL391 - Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 2 (B, S, X) or trimester 3 (B, X)

Previously coded as:MLL112
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:(For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:

S Cusumano

Coordinator:

M McShane (S)

Prerequisite:MLL111
Corequisite:MLL213 and MLL215
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 4 x 1 hour lectures per week

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

The unit investigates the legal process of civil dispute resolution in our society. This unit examines procedural law, which is the law of 'how' one enforces substantive legal rights and duties, or the method through which rights (no matter what they are) get realised in our courts. Although the unit focuses on the Supreme Court of Victoria (General Civil Procedure) Rules, supplemented by cases and scholarly analysis, means of resolving disputes other than traditional litigation are considered. The syllabus roughly follows litigation process and includes the role of the court in an adversarial system; court structure and jurisdiction; initiation of proceedings; pleadings; joinder of claims and parties, including group and representative actions; discovery; dispositions without trial, including summary procedures and compromise; judgment; costs; and forms of alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.

Assessment

Group Assignment 3000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1224$1224$2859$2955

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.


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