Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours. |
Total Time Commitment:
Dispute Resolution; Torts; Contracts.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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Class actions are controversial. Some people see them as enhancing access to justice and as an effective regulatory tool, while others see them as little more than a way for lawyers to get rich. These views, and others, will be canvassed and critically evaluated. Guest lectures by judges, lawyers and regulators will be included.
Class actions are political. Learning will take place in a context that acknowledges and appreciates the political, economic, social and legislative contexts within which class action and group litigation regimes operate.
Class actions are global. The class action is gradually becoming a feature of many common law and civil law legal systems, as these systems attempt to find effective and efficient ways to aggregate large numbers of similar claims. Methods for dealing effectively with group proceedings in both common law and civil law systems will be considered and evaluated. The transnational issues raised by the globalisation of class actions will also be considered.
Recurring themes will be:
Topics to be covered will be chosen from among the following:
While this course is a firmly comparative one, on completing it students will have a good understanding of how class actions operate in Australia and how they may develop in the future.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
|Notes:||This subject has a quota of 25. Please contact the Law Student Centre for enrolment information.|
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