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LAWS1014 - Civil and Criminal Procedure
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
Domestic Fee: $4,170
International Fee: $4,980
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 1
Prerequisites: LAWS1006, LAWS1012
Prohibitions: LAWS1001, LAWS1007, LAWS3002, LAWS3004, LAWS2006, LAWS5003
Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Miiko Kumar

Classes: 1x2-hr lecture and 1x2-hr tutorial/week for 10 weeks

Assessment: Tutorial participation (15%), court visit assignment max 750wd (10%) and 2 hr final exam (75%).

This unit of study aims to introduce students to civil and criminal procedure. It is concerned with the procedures relating to civil dispute resolution and criminal justice which are separate to the substantive hearing. The unit will consider the features of an adversarial system of justice and its impact on process. Recent reforms to the adversarial system of litigation will be explored. The civil dispute resolution part of the unit will cover alternative dispute resolution, the procedures for commencing a civil action, case management, gathering evidence and the rules of privilege. Criminal process will be explored by reference to police powers, bail and sentencing. The course focuses on practical examples with consideration of the applicable legislation, ethics, and contextual and theoretical perspectives.
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