Examines sources of family law, legal recognition of family relationships, legal obligations between family members, processes for responding to family law issues, the family law courts, principles applying to parenting and financial matters, the socio-economic context, and law reform.
|Unit name||Family Law|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Dr Olivia Rundle
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Identify, research and synthesise knowledge of the family law system, sources of family law, legal principles, legislation, case law and processes.
- Evaluate and critique the effect of family laws and processes on society in various contexts.
- Conceptualise family law issues, apply principles to unique facts, and conduct sound legal analysis.
- Communicate fluently in written and/or verbal form, appropriate to the audience, using correct grammar, logical structure, and attribute sources in appropriate referencing style.
- Participate collegially and constructively in classes, engage in learning both independently and as part of a group.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2019: $1,369.00||2019: $1,671.00||090907|
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50 minute weekly lecture, 2 hour fortnightly seminar
Assessment Task 1: Quiz 25%
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Belinda Fehlberg, Rae Kaspiew, Jenni Millbank, Fiona Kelly and Juliet Behrens, Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2015) ISBN 9780195574333.
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