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 and Education
Faculty of Law
|Available as student elective?||No|
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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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