|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture per week |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours
|Prerequisites:||Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory; Property or in each case their equivalents.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProfessor B Fehlberg
|Subject Overview:|| |
The central aim of this subject is to consider how, why, and in whose interests the law intervenes in family relationships on relationship breakdown. The subject aims to develop students' understanding not only of ‘black letter' law (case law and statute), but also of family law in its broader social context, including an understanding of the processes of social policy reform.
The subject is divided into three topic areas:
|Assessment:||1500 word case note or policy-based essay, (essay topics/cases will be listed in the Reading Guide) due week 7 of semester 1 (worth 50% of the final mark in the subject) AND final written examination two hours (worth 50% of the final mark in the subject).The written examination will be open-book. Duration 30 minutes reading time and 2 hours writing time.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Belinda Fehlberg and Juliet Behrens, Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context (Melbourne: OUP, 2007).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of this subject students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
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