Courses & Units

Dispute Resolution LAW640

Hobart

Note:

This unit will be subject to a strict quota of a maximum of 48 students. There are attendance requirements.

Introduction

This unit introduces law students to a variety of non-judicial dispute resolution processes.This unit introduces students to the theories, principles, practices and laws relating to dispute resolution. It covers a variety of dispute resolution methods including negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration. Students will examine how these processes are used in different contexts within Australian jurisdictions and internationally. By the end of the unit, students should have an improved understanding about the circumstances in which dispute resolution options are appropriate and an ability to match disputes to process options.

 Students will also engage in practical training in various dispute resolution skills. Skills of problem solving, reflective practice, conflict management, collaboration and dispute resolution will be encouraged through group learning experiences. There will be an opportunity to role play different participants in dispute resolution processes, including parties, lawyers, third parties and observers.

This unit provides an opportunity for law students to develop an understanding about the place of dispute resolution in modern legal practice. Students will have the opportunity to think critically about the implications of non-judicial dispute resolution processes for the law, litigation and the legal profession. This unit compliments the compulsory units of the law degree, which emphasise the legal perspective of dispute and judicial methods of dispute resolution. This unit develops knowledge and skills that must be used by lawyers in conjunction with legal analysis and adversarial advocacy. It also advances students' achievement of the Threshold Learning Outcomes for Law (TLOs).

Summary

Unit name Dispute Resolution
Unit code LAW640
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Rikki Mawad

Teaching staff

Rikki Mawad

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090513

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW204 OR LAW251 AND LAW256 AND LAW253 AND LAW254 AND LAW250 AND LAW252 AND LAW255 OR LAW223 AND LAW226 AND LAW224 AND LAW221 AND LAW205 AND LAW222 AND LAW225 OR LAW351 AND LAW222 AND LAW224 AND LAW223 AND LAW253 AND LAW221 AND LAW352

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Anti-requisites (mutual exclusions): LAW624.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

40 hours of classes. When this unit is taught during semesters 1 or 2 this pattern is 4-5 hours of class per week during 10 weeks of semester (two blocks of five). When this unit is taught intensively in Winter, Spring or Summer School, it will be taught over three weeks in half and whole day blocks.

Attendance requirements apply.

Assessment

To be advised, will involve at least 50% research assignment, qualifying this unit as a research unit for the purposes of Law Honours.

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Textbooks

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