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|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2023 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$710.30|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 96 LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- LAWS 301 and any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- LAWS 306
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
- More information link
- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
To be confirmed when paper is next offered.
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- 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.