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LAWS75-325: Civil Dispute Resolution

Description

Civil Dispute Resolution is a compulsory subject in the Juris Doctor program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject examines the procedures involved in initiating, conducting, resolving, enforcing, or appealing the outcome of civil proceedings in state and federal courts. Specific attention is paid to jurisdiction, commencing proceedings, joinder of claims and parties, pleadings and amendment of pleadings, disclosure, interlocutory applications, settlement, costs, and execution of judgments and appeals. The subject also considers alternative methods of dispute resolution, in particular, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Emphasis is placed on the demonstration of the following skills: legal writing and drafting, and dispute resolution and collaboration.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeLAWS75-325
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,760
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,930

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of the following legal topics: the adversarial system; commencement of proceedings and progress of proceedings; joinder of claims and parties, estoppel and res judicata; disposition without trial, including alternative dispute resolution and settlement offers; and trial and judgment, appeal, enforcement and costs.
2. Demonstrate competency in exercising the following skills at an advanced level, with creativity, initiative and autonomy: legal writing and drafting; and dispute resolution and collaboration.
3. Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, including a commitment to: learning and working autonomously, accountably and reflectively; behaving ethically and responsibly; and managing time effectively and meeting deadlines.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?

Only available where included in a student's admitted program study plan OR to approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange Students.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Withdraw – Financial?05/10/2018
Withdraw – Academic?27/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2019
Withdraw – Academic?02/03/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start13/05/2019
Cancellation 1?27/05/2019
Cancellation 2?03/06/2019
Last enrolment26/05/2019
Withdraw – Financial?07/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?29/06/2019
Teaching census?07/06/2019