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LS55DA: ADVANCED CIVIL LITIGATION (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:38


Course Overview

The course will build on the knowledge and experience students gained from the core Litigation course. The course will cover: the conduct of 2 case scenarios which will involve preparation and conduct of both a debate and a proof; client interviews; precognition taking; preparation of different types of civil pleadings; students will practice by role play the skills required to prepare and conduct civil cases in the sheriff court; summary cause and small claims procedures.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Susan Stokeld

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will adopt a transaction based approach to civil litigation and build on the knowledge and experience students gained from the core Litigation course. The course will cover: the conduct of 2 case scenarios which will involve preparation and conduct of both a debate and a proof; client interviews; precognition taking; preparation of different types of civil pleadings; students will practice by role play the skills required to prepare and conduct civil cases in the sheriff court; summary cause and small claims procedures.

Further Information & Notes

The course is only open to students taking the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

40 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

The assessment consists of 7 discrete elements, including participation and professionalism (pass/fail). Students must pass all 7 elements of assessment to pass the course and the final mark awarded for the course will be based on the marks obtained in the first 6 elements of assessment. Resit: students are able to resit elements 1-6 of the assessment.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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