Courses & Units

Criminal and Civil Procedure LAW423

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Compulsory unit for students studying under old degree structure, who commenced their Law degree before 2013.


The aims of the course are: To establish a basic knowledge of the principles and rules relating to pre-trial criminal and civil procedure; to develop an appreciation of the determinative role that pre-trial activities can have on the course of both civil and criminal trials and on their outcome; to encourage students' critical appraisal of the rules governing pre-trial processes; to develop an understanding of the rules and principles relating to court-connected mediation processes. Essentially the course will cover: Commencement of criminal proceedings in the Magistrates' and Supreme Courts; Police powers of detention and interrogation; Police powers of search; Bail; Pre-trial civil procedure including commencement of proceedings; pleadings; joinder of parties; discovery; the various privileges from disclosure of information; summary judgement; interlocutory applications; case management including mediation.



Unit name Criminal and Civil Procedure
Unit code LAW423
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
Teaching staff T Henning, Dr Olivia Rundle & other lecturers to be advised
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2015.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2014: $1,260.00 2014: $1,450.00 090905

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Teaching PatternThree 50 minute lectures per week, six 50 minute seminars over the semester. Note that class attendance is required. Lectures are not recorded for this unit.
AssessmentTo be advised - several items of assessment including assignment, exam and preparation/participation components.
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable


RequiredInformation about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.