Courses & Units

Family Law LAW682

Hobart

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Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Family Law
Unit code LAW682
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Dr Olivia Rundle

Teaching staff

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify, research and synthesise knowledge of the family law system, sources of family law, legal principles, legislation, case law and processes.
  2. Evaluate and critique the effect of family laws and processes on society in various contexts.
  3. Conceptualise family law issues, apply principles to unique facts, and conduct sound legal analysis.
  4. Communicate fluently in written and/or verbal form, appropriate to the audience, using correct grammar, logical structure, and attribute sources in appropriate referencing style.
  5. Participate collegially and constructively in classes, engage in learning both independently and as part of a group.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2019: $1,369.00 2019: $1,671.00 090907

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW204 OR LAW253 AND LAW255 AND LAW252 AND LAW256 AND LAW250 AND LAW251 AND LAW254 OR LAW205 AND LAW221 AND LAW225 AND LAW226 AND LAW222 AND LAW224 AND LAW223 OR LAW352 AND LAW253 AND LAW223 AND LAW351 AND LAW222 AND LAW221 AND LAW224

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

50 minute weekly lecture, 2 hour fortnightly seminar

Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Quiz 25% 
Assessment Task 2: In class discussion  25%
Assessment Task 3: Take home examination  50%

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Textbooks

Required

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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