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MLL391 - Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:MLL112
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:

S Cusumano (Trimester 2), C Bozzi (Trimester 3)

Prerequisite:MLL111
Corequisite:MLL213 and MLL215
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Campus: 4 x 1 hour classes per week

Cloud(online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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