General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Introduction To Civil Procedure Law
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Marcin Walasik
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position professor
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 10-ICPL-w-erasm


Module aim (aims)

The course presents the structure of civil proceedings and the basic assumptions, elements and sources of civil procedural law with references to civil law, constitutional law and European Union law.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic knowledge of civil law, constitutional law and European Union law.


  1. The concept of civil procedural law
  2. The concept of civil procedure
  3. State and non-state civil proceedings
  4. Types of civil proceedings
  5. Sources of civil procedural law
  6. Relationship of civil procedural law to substantive law
  7. Lex fori processualis
  8. Time frames of civil procedural law
  9. Basic axiological assumptions of civil procedural law
  10. Interpretation of civil procedure law
  11. Civil cases
  12. Access to court in civil cases
  13. Main principles of civil proceedings
  14. Form of procedural actions
  15. Case examination proceedings
  16. Contentious proceedings
  17. Non-contentious proceedings
  18. Claim-securing proceedings
  19. Enforcement proceedings
  20. Measures of appeal
  21. Alternative dispute resolution

Reading list

F. Zedler, ‘Civil Procedure’, in: Handbook of Polish Law, W. Dajczak, A.J. Szwarc, P. Wiliński (eds), Warszawa (Wydawnictwo Szkolne PWN) 2011

M. Walasik, 'Civil Procedural Law', in: Foundations of Law. The Polish Perspective, W. Dajczak, T. Nieborak, P. Wiliński (eds), Warszawa (Wolters Kluwer) 2021