• Offered by ANU Legal Workshop
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Legal Practice
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • David Richards
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course has been designed for lawyers who practice in, or who desire to practice in Federal Litigation.

This course will teach students how to apply the Federal Court Rules 2011 when commencing and conducting federal court litigation. The course includes the legal requirements and the following important principles of Federal Court litigation:

•    The Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011
•    Pleadings
•    Class Actions
•    Applications to the Court on the Papers Active Case Management
•    Complex Litigation and Discovery
•    Errors of Law
•    Appointing an Expert Witness.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the conclusion of this course it is intended that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements will have an understanding of how to:

1.      Describe, apply and have an understanding of Federal Court practice and procedure under the Federal Court Rules 2011.

2.      Demonstrate an ability to draft a Federal Court Originating Application or a Notice of Appeal in accordance with the Rules and case law.

3.      Critically analyse and evaluate pleadings.

4.      Identify an error of law in a judgment.

5.      Summarise, analyse and debate complex litigation and discovery according to the Federal Court Rules 2011 and current case law.

6.      Interpret, analyse and draft an Advice to a client relating to a Federal Court Originating Application or a Notice of Appeal.

7.      Hypothesise and critically discuss the process for ensuring Federal Court Litigation is conducted according to Federal Court Rules 2011, current case law and according to active case management within the Federal Court.

Other Information

This course is run on WATTLE. Once enrolled logon to WATTLE using your ISIS username and password.  When available students will be able to gain access to the course materials.

Indicative Assessment

Indicative assessment may include:

1.      A short exercise each week for ten weeks from week 1 to 10 on individual topics - 40%

2.      Online discussion forum on WATTLE - 10%

3.      Federal Court Process and Advice - 50%, 4000 words

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Equivalent to 26 contact hours online through WATTLE.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SENVL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL, 7883XLLM), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP). OR Must be studying a: Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893MDIPL, 7893XMINTL), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS), and completed LAWS8015 Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law or LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation. OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five LAWS1000 level courses or five LAWS6100 level courses. OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or are completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation. OR Must be studying a Master of Military Law (MMILL) OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (MJDOL) and have completed the course LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text. Information on suggested readings will be made available in the Course Study Guide

Preliminary Reading

There is no required preliminary reading, but suggested readings will be listed in the Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site prior to the commencement of the course.

Assumed Knowledge

Students must have completed an LLB or JD or equivalent.

This course does not assume a specialised knowledge of Federal Litigation as such, but students enrolling in it will have general background in federal jurisdiction in Australia from their LLB studies.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3252
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2413 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 Online N/A

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