Course

Litigation Law and Practice


Course code LES602

This online course provides an understanding of selected litigation law matters commonly handled by legal executives.  

It will enable you to draft appropriate documentation for the selected litigation matters commonly handled by legal executives.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 6  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  • Exam details
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2, 15 Oct 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $630 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,840 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Describe the hierarchy of the New Zealand courts and differentiate between their jurisdictions.
  • Examine ethical duties in litigation practice and court procedure.
  • Analyse common types of civil proceedings in the District Court and High Court.
  • Analyse and apply the legal principles and practices relevant to selected District Court processes.
  • Assess selected common applications to the Family Court. 
  • Evaluate criteria for legal aid i and describe the ongoing obligations of the lawyer to the client.
  • Prepare and critically comment on litigation documentation used or commonly encountered by legal executives.

Assessment

40% internally assessed

60% exam

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol. 

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