1  Name of Course Civil Procedure I
 2  Course Code LAD5033
3 Instructor
 4  Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme To familiarize students to the mode of commencing civil proceedings in the civil courts in Malaysia
 5  Semester and Year offered Semester 10 (Year 5)
6
Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
Lecture T O

 28

 28  0  10  42  6  7  3

 122

 7  Credit Value 3 (122/40: 3.05)
 8  Pre-requisite (if any) None/Nil
9 Learning outcomes At the end of the semester, students will be able:

explain and apply the procedures regulating civil  proceedings in the civil courts  (LO2-P4)

identify relevant documents and court forms and relate them with civil litigation practice;  (LO5-P4)

apply their skills to analyse current advantages or setbacks pertaining to resorting to certain civil court procedures (LO6-A5)

10  Transferable skills Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving through a process of lectures and tutorials.
 11  Teaching-Learning and Assessment Strategy Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercises, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
 

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Synopsis

This course aims to introduce the students on the Rules of Court 2012 and on its application in civil proceedings in Malaysia. The students are exposed to the commencement of civil proceedings, its preliminary matters and the drafting of pleadings. This course will also discuss the civil court hierarchy and the importance of adhering to the specified time for service and filing of pleadings.
 13  Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion and presentation.
14 Assessment Methods and Types Assessment

  Item Percentage
1. Continuous Assessment 60%
2. Final Examination 40%
  Total: 100%
15  Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes Refer to attachment
16 Content Outline and Topics Covered:

Week Topic(s)
1 Introduction to civil procedure and purpose of civil procedure
2 Parties
3 Mode of civil procedure
4 Service – Personal
5 Service – Substituted service
6 Appearance
7 Summary judgment
8 Third party, Interpleader
9 Pleadings – Part 1
10 Pleadings – Part 2
11 Default
12 Amendments
13 Withdrawal & Discontinuance
14 Discovery & Interrogatories

*Note: Total = 122 hours

 17  Main references
  1. Janab’s Key To Civil Procedure Combined Rules, 2012, Justice Datuk Dr. Hj Hamid Sultan Bin Abu Backer, Janab (M) Sdn Bhd., Kuala Lumpur
  2. Janab’s key to civil procedure in Malaysia and Singapore, 2005, 4th ed., Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.
  3.  Civil procedure (2001), Gurmit Kaur, Malayan Law Journal.
  4. Common applications in civil proceedings (2007), Yin  Yook Khai, Sweet & Maxwell Asia.
  5. Civil procedure (2006), 2nd ed., Nekoo, Ravi, Malayan Law Journal.

Statutes:

  1. Civil Law Act 1956
  2. Courts of Judicature Act 1964
  3. Federal Constitution (FC)
  4. Limitation Act 1953
  5. Rules Court 2012
  6. Rules of the Court of Appeal 1994
  7. Rules of the Federal Court 1998

Websites:

http://www.kehakiman.gov.my/

http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/

 18  Additional references
  1. Malaysian Court Forms in Civil Proceedings
  2. Malaysian Court Practice (Malayan Law Journal)
  3. Practice Notes.

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES, DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE

Course Learning Outcomes Compliance to PO Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs) Assessment Tasks (ATs)
 

PO1

LO1

PO2

LO2

PO3

LO3

PO4

LO4

PO5

LO5

PO6

LO6

PO7

LO7

PO8

LO8

PO9

LO9

   
  K CTPS CS TS EM LL     KK LS    
1. explain and apply the procedures regulating civil  proceedings in the civil courts   (LO2-P4)   3               Classroom lecture and discussion

Assign individual task, using library resources and website

Instructor evaluation of written report

Student peer evaluation of oral report

2.  identify relevant documents and court forms and relate them with civil litigation practice;  (LO5-P4)         3         Group Presentation Instructor evaluation of the presentation

Written test

3.  apply their skills to analyse current advantages or setbacks pertaining to resorting to certain civil court procedures  (LO6-A5) 3 Article  and Case reviews

Classroom problem solving

Instructor evaluation of the case review