This course involves the study of laws and rules (procedures) which facilitate the resolution of a civil dispute either by court adjudication or settlement. Specific attention is given to the choice of adjudication body (jurisdiction), limitation periods, commencement of proceedings (including the drafting of pleadings), service of process, pre-hearing interlocutory processes (such as the preparation of evidence for a hearing), appeals against judgment, and enforcement of judgment. The rules and practice applied in New South Wales are examined in detail, but reference is made to practice in other jurisdictions. The course includes study of the history of civil justice reform, in particular, case management, the use of over-riding principles, alternative dispute resolution, restrictions on discovery and the changing role of experts.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Law School|
Semester 1 - 2015
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The topics to be covered in this course are:
|Assumed Knowledge||LAWS6001, LAWS6002A, LAWS6002B, LAWS6003A, LAWS6003B, LAWS6004A, LAWS6004B, LAWS6005.|
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for LAWS6008|