Course ID: 207258


This course exposes students to the fundamental concepts in civil procedure in Ontario. Students will become familiar with the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure. The course aims to be both practical and substantive. Areas of study will include: jurisdiction; limitation periods; commencing and defending an action; the steps in an action, including motions, discovery and pre-trial conferences; disposition without trial; alternatives to litigation; settlement; costs; trials; and appeals. Students will also have an opportunity to view pleadings and affidavits. Finally, students will be asked to assess and explore the efficacy of the civil justice system.

Components: Lecture

Assessment Method: Open Book: Final 50%, Open Book: Mid-term 30%, Quizzes 20%

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