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Civil Procedure (LLB450)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit covers the rules of civil procedure in Western Australia, including jurisdiction of Western Australian courts, commencement of proceedings and service of process, pleadings, discovery and other interlocutory proceedings, judgement (including enforcement), appeals, costs and alternatives to litigation.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit, you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate your understanding of the principles of civil procedure in Western Australia in State and Federal courts by identifying, analysing and applying the relevant law and procedures.
2. Develop and apply a working knowledge of relevant Acts, relevant Rules and practice directions governing civil procedure in Western Australia.
3. Apply your prior learning (as well as the material in this unit) of law and legal reasoning to factual scenarios to come up with options and likely solutions.
4. Apply key principles and practical skills to drafting relevant documents in the civil litigation process including pleadings, in compliance with the relevant standards and Rules.
5. Develop your ability to work towards logical solutions that take into account procedural, legal and ethical requirements.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 hours per week. Workshops: Up to 10 hours per semester
Assessment An essay and exam, or some other combination of assessments.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the final 24 points of the LLB or all LLB part 1 units, LAW260/LLB260 Contract, LAW253 Property/LLB253 Property Law A and LLB254 Property Law B, LAW258/LLB358 Australian Administrative Law, LLB259/LAW259 Constitutional Law and LAW252/LLB352 Evidence and BJU300 .
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW350/LAW450 Civil Procedure may not enrol in this unit for credit
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2014]
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus) [New in 2014]
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (BCommun)+(LLB)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (BCrim)+(LLB) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + International Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BIB)
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Steve Shaw
Lecturer - Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6242
e: S.Shaw@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.020 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Steve Shaw
Lecturer - Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6242
e: S.Shaw@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.020 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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