- The Civil Justice System: "Justice" or "Dispute Resolution"
- Preliminary Steps to Resolve Disputes in Court
- Commencing Proceedings
- Defining the Issues in Dispute (Pleadings)
- Costs and Offers to Settle
- Protecting Positions until Trial (Interlocutory Procedures)
- Case-Management and the Role of Judge in Managing Disputes
- Gathering Evidence
- Judgment, Appeals and Enforcement of Judgments
- Audio-Video streaming
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This subject studies the rules of civil procedure that include commencement of proceedings and service of process, joinder of claims, pleadings, group and representative actions, discovery and other interlocutory proceedings, judgment, enforcement, appeals, and costs. Emphasis will also be given to the issue of reform of the civil justice system including case management systems, access to justice and lawyers’ ethics. The subject engages with the practical legal skills of drafting and mooting.
- Assignment 1 - Moot (30%)
- Assignment 2 - Discussion Board Postings (20%)
- Assignment 3 - Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)