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LA4022 - Civil Procedure

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject introduces students to the principles of civil procedure in the Queensland Courts. It identifies the fundamental principles underpinning civil procedure in the common law system (as it has developed in Queensland) and focuses on the specific Uniform Civil Procedure Rules as appropriate. Students will be encouraged to examine critically the effectiveness of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules in implementing the fundamental principles of civil procedure. To assist in that examination, reference will be made from time to time to the procedural rules of other Courts. This process will allow students to develop sound practical skills necessary for the practice of civil litigation in a broad range of Courts, without losing sight of the fundamental principles.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply the practices and rules of courts and tribunals using the common law model;
  • critically explain the principles of civil procedure by examining their implementation.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
LA3004
Prerequisites: LA1101 and LA1102 and LA1105 and LA1106 and LA2019 and LA2020

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 10
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Face to face teaching 30-Nov-2020 to 04-Dec-2020 (9am - 4pm: 30 November - 4 December 2020 (classes will be video-conferenced from CNS to TSV campus))
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours online collaboration sessions - Online lectures and tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 10
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Face to face teaching 30-Nov-2020 to 04-Dec-2020 (9am - 4pm: 30 November - 4 December 2020 (classes will be video-conferenced from CNS to TSV campus))
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.