General Course Information

1.1 Course details

Course code: JDOC3097
Course name: Civil Procedure
Programme offered under: JD Programme
Semester: Second
Prerequisites / Co-requisites: No
Credit point value: 6 credits

1.2 Course description

  • considerations prior to commencement of action;
  • legal aid;
  • jurisdiction of courts;
  • parties and joinder;
  • commencement of proceedings;
  • service and acknowledgment of service;
  • pleadings (Statement of Claim, Defence and Counterclaim; Reply);
  • summary disposal of actions (judgment on admissions; default judgment and summary judgment);
  • interlocutory application (interlocutory injunctions, Mareva injunctions, Anton Piller Orders, prohibition orders, security for costs, interim payments);
  • discovery, further and better particulars, interrogatories;
  • compromises and settlements, ADR, sanctioned offer and sanctioned payment;
  • case management, sanctions for non-compliance, pre-trial security;
  • aspects of the civil trial, preparation for trials and trail procedures, judgment and costs;
  • enforcement of judgments; and
  • appeals

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor Eric Cheung ctmc@hku.hk CCT 412 By email
Course convenor Carter Chim cchim@hku.hk CLE By email

Learning Outcomes

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding of the procedural rules for conducting a civil action in the High Court and in the District court in Hong Kong.

CLO 2 Identify and deal with the variety of technical procedural issues which arise in legal practice.

CLO 3 Analyse properly the legal and factual issues and apply the relevant procedural rules and principles to fact situations presented to them.

CLO 4 Acquire and develop a habit of active learning and critical thinking.

2.2 JD Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Please refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/jd-plo/

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course



3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Mid-term assessment 9 Mar 2024 50% 1, 2, 3, 4
In-hall exam 8 May 2024 50% 1, 2, 3, 4
*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)
1 A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle
2 Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle
3 Individual review meeting upon appointment
4 Group review meeting
5 In-class verbal feedback

3.2 Assessment Detail

To be advised by course convenor(s).

3.3 Grading Criteria

Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf

Learning Activities

4.1 Learning Activity Plan

Seminar 3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks
Private study time: 9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks

Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150  ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.

4.2 Details of Learning Activities

To be advised by course convenor(s).

Learning Resources

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list: TBA
Recommended reading list: TBA

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/