Examines the legal relationships arising out of the family (with the exception of financial relationships which are dealt with in LAW682 Family 2 -- Financial Aspects of Family Law). Topics covered in this unit include marriage, nullity, and divorce; the role and operation of the Family Court; methods of dispute resolution in family law; children's rights (particularly vis a vis their parents); principles of child placement on the breakdown of the parent's relationship. Students will be encouraged to consider the application of family law from a broad perspective including consideration of relevant policy issues. Students will also be given an understanding of the changing nature of the law in this area with particular attention being given to areas of family law that have recently undergone reform as well as other areas where reform may be desirable.
|Unit name||Family 1 - the Family and the Child|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
Faculty of Law
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2018: $1,344.00||2018: $1,615.00||090907|
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|LAW204 OR LAW256 AND LAW252 AND LAW255 AND LAW253 AND LAW254 AND LAW251 AND LAW250 OR LAW226 AND LAW205 AND LAW223 AND LAW224 AND LAW225 AND LAW221 AND LAW222 OR LAW221 AND LAW222 AND LAW223 AND LAW352 AND LAW253 AND LAW224 AND LAW351|
Blended Learning Delivery
Pre-class set readings
Face to Face: 1x50-min lectures weekly; two hour seminar during eleven weeks of semester
Online: Online learning activities weekly
Policy Brief/Law Reform Submission, Reflective Court Report, Participation, Examination
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Flexible Study Options
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