The course is a study of court-related and procedural matters that affect the law in Australia. Participants will be encouraged to consider the balance between the management of the litigation process and fairness to parties at a hearing. The practice of litigation will be discussed in detail and students will achieve a level of problem-solving skills in the areas of evidence and civil procedure. Alternative dispute resolution options and the law relating to ADR will be discussed in detail. Students will be involved in considering creative solutions to problems in the legal system and will consider a range of possible reform options. The course will include a consideration of socio-economic issues and ethical concerns in the law.
All relevant course materials are included.
Pen/pencil and notebook.