LAWS 7044 Alternative Dispute Resolution (Juris Doctor)
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 201052
Coordinator Maria Garcia De Oliveira Opens in new window
Description Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes are no longer 'alternative' but a major part of the contemporary justice system. Modern legal practice requires lawyers to negotiate settlements on behalf of clients and advise clients how to resolve disputes without litigation. Non-adversarial processes offer many benefits to parties, professionals and the community. This unit introduces students to the theory and practices of alternative dispute resolution processes and provide students with the opportunity to develop key ADR practice. Students will employ cultural awareness and appropriate communication strategies required for professional practice in dispute resolution, particularly in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Co-requisite(s) LAWS 7056
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in program 2826 Juris Doctor.
- Evaluate principles, theoretical models and key processes in Australian dispute resolution systems;
- Propose appropriate and effective processes for attempting dispute resolution;
- Employ cultural awareness and appropriate communication strategies required for professional practice in dispute resolution, particularly in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
- Reflect on ethical and legal issues surrounding dispute resolution models and practice to enhance personal and professional development.
- shaping Australia Dispute Resolution
- expert determination & Arbitration
- Litigation & alternative Dispute Resolution
- competence & ethics in Dispute Resolution
- international Dispute Resolution
- Dispute Resolution in The workplace
- family Dispute Resolution
- culture and Dispute Resolution: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Case Study||2,500 words||30||N||Individual|
|Final Exam (Problem-based questions)||2 hours||45||N||Individual|
- Laurence Boulle and Rachel Field, Australian Dispute Resolution Law and Practice (Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 2017).