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LAWS406 Civil Procedure

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The jurisdiction and procedure of the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal in civil cases. The principles of pleading and the drafting of documents. Procedural reform and development.

The theories of why we have courts and what we expect from their procedural rules are important elements of this paper. The focus is at all times on the practical application of the rules, in light of their theoretical underpinning. So, you will be creating statements of claim and a statement of defence and making various interlocutory applications. This paper is fully internally assessed.

Paper title Civil Procedure
Paper code LAWS406
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $679.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,212.40

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96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
LAWS 301 and any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
LAWS 306
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
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Teaching staff

Associate Professor Barry Allan

Course materials are provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will understand the practical application of the Rules, in light of their theoretical underpinning.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 30-34, 36-41