Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory; Family Law 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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This subject builds on the material taught in Family Law 730-313 and aims to develop students' understanding of family law in its broader social context, including an understanding of the processes of law reform and policy development in this area from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course aims to encourage students to think critically and reflexively about current policy arguments and legal issues in relation to Australian family law, and to consider these in the context of developments in other countries, especially the United Kingdom and Canada.
The principal topics to be covered will depend on current law and policy developments, but will be drawn from the following areas:
Note: The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.
|Objectives:||On successful completion of this subject, students should: 1. have developed a detailed understanding of the current policy issues and debates influencing family law developments in Australia; 2. be able to critically and analytically consider and assess family law policy developments in Australia; 3. be able to use relevant theoretical approaches to consider and assess family law developments in Australia; and 4. be able to consider Australian developments in the context of developments in other countries, especially the United Kingdom and Canada.|
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Printed materials will be available from the Melbourne Law School.
|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 the subject, students should have further developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
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