Courses & Units

Dispute Resolution LAW241

Introduction

This unit introduces law students to a variety of non-judicial dispute resolution processes. Each dispute resolution process will be introduced from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The extent to which processes are used and in what contexts will be considered. By the end of the unit, students should have an improved understanding about the circumstances in which various dispute resolution options are appropriate and an ability to match disputes to process options. 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. The assessment includes a research assignment.

Summary

Unit name Dispute Resolution
Unit code LAW241
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Dr Olivia Rundle

Teaching staff

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify, explain, justify and critique the nature and theories of the various dispute resolution processes.
  2. Reflect upon and analyse your learning about dispute resolution skills and techniques.
  3. Diagnose disputes and match them to appropriate dispute resolution process options.
  4. Critically analyse and problem-solve issues arising for lawyers in non-judicial dispute resolution processes.
  5. Communicate and collaborate effectively.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
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Requisites

50 credit points of Introductory units.

It is recommended that you have completed LAW107 Foundations of Law.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Half day blocks spread over 3 weeks in Winter, Spring, or Summer School

Assessment

Portfolio of work from workshops (2x synthesis of reflections), 500 words each (50%), Research essay, 3500 words (50%)

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Textbooks

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