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Postgraduate Course: Civil Court Practice (LAWS11252)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryTo develop the practical skills and knowledge in relation to the process of civil litigation in Scotland with particular reference to the sheriff court, covering inter alia the rules of jurisdiction in Scotland, the sheriff court Ordinary Cause Rules, the structure of other civil processes in the sheriff court, and the law relating to pleadings; and to work through case studies replicating typical civil actions, allowing students to undertake oral and written tasks as the actions progress.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Lecture Hours 32, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 33, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 33, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Classwork 30%, Exam 70%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Civil Court Practice Paper 13:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Civil Court Practice Paper 22:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Civil Court Practice Paper 13:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Civil Court Practice Paper 22:00
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to:-

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the ways in which civil litigation may be funded
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different kinds of process competent in the Court of Session, and the operation of Offices of Court
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concept of specification and relevancy in civil procedure
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of jurisdiction and the procedural sequence of events in an ordinary action
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the jurisdictional requirements of Sheriff Court actions, including appeals to Sheriff-Principal and Court of Session
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different kinds of actions competent in the Sheriff Court
Demonstrate Professional Communication
Demonstrate Writing and drafting
Demonstrate advocacy
Demonstrate Interviewing
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Rebecca Samaras
Tel: (0131 6)50 6524
Email: rebecca.samaras@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Margaret Stewart
Tel: (0131 6)50 2004
Email: margaret.stewart@ed.ac.uk
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