Courses & Units

Dispute Resolution LAW640


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


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. Students will also engage in practical training in various dispute resolution skills.


Unit name Dispute Resolution
Unit code LAW640
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Teaching staff

Dr O Rundle

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


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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $1,812.00 090513

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  • Pre-requisites: Either LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204;
  • Anti-requisites (mutual exclusions): LAW624.


Pre-requisites: Either:

(LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256 & LAW204) OR

(LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW253, LAW204, LAW351 & LAW352) OR

(LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204 & LAW205

Mutual Exclusions

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

Anti-requisites (mutual exclusions): LAW624.


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.


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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