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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.

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    Paper title Civil Procedure
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
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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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    Learning Outcomes

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


    Not offered in 2024

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    This paper is taught On Campus
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