Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Four contact hours per week |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
|Prerequisites:||Legal Method and Reasoning or equivalent.|
|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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This subject will introduce students to the theory and practice of dispute resolution. Students will appreciate that many conflicts never become disputes, that many disputes are never litigated, and that many civil cases in which proceedings are commenced are settled without a trial or judgment. The reasons for these various outcomes will be considered. The main stages of the civil litigation process will be analysed, and students will acquire an understanding of how adversarial processes work. The essential features of negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other primary dispute resolution options will also be considered. Topics will include:
|Objectives:||Details not available at time of publication.|
Dispute Resolution Skills Exercise; due in Week 5; 10 %; 1250 words; Written Assignment; due in Week 9; 30%; 2250 1500 words; Final examination: open book; 70%; two hours writing time, plus 30 minutes reading time.
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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 the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
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