Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 4 hours per week. |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the School's programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study in the Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
CoordinatorMr Gary Cazalet
Melbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
In this subject students consider the theory and practice of civil dispute resolution through detailed examination and critical analysis of three forms of dispute resolution; negotiation, mediation and litigation. Through detailed analysis of cases, statutes, court rules, academic articles and law reform reports students will build on the legal reading and analysis skills introduced in Legal Method and Reasoning. Students will consider the role of lawyers in assisting the resolution of their client’s disputes in the context of their professional skills, ethical responsibilities and legal obligations. The role of the judges and courts in resolving disputes through adjudication and alternative dispute resolution will also be considered. The subject includes research, group practical exercises, court visits and discussions with legal practitioners and judges.
The aim of this subject is to instill the technical skills and foundational substantive knowledge required for the advanced and integrated understanding of resolving disputes through litigation, negotiation and mediation and the differences and similarities between these methods in resolving civil disputes. These skills and knowledge will be developed through critical analysis of cases, legislation, academic writing and law reform reports and participation in group practical exercises, court visits and discussions with practitioners and judges.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students will have developed the following skills:
2. Hypothetical problem solving, including an ability to:
3. Teamwork, including the ability to:
4. Give and receive constructive feedback;
6. Case reading and analysis, including an ability to:
Juris Doctor |
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