Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - 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.
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 requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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CoordinatorDr Richard Ingleby
ContactMelbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
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:
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Final written examination three hours (worth 100% of the final mark in the subject).
The written examination will be open-book. Duration 30 minutes reading time and 3 hours writing time.
|Prescribed Texts:||Belinda Fehlberg and Juliet Behrens, Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context (Melbourne, OUP, 2008).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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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