LAWS 7075 Mediation
Credit Points 10
Coordinator Miriam Ziegler Opens in new window
Description Mediation is an essential skill for law graduates. This subject will provide students the opportunity to develop mediation skills in a practical way that enhances their employability and professionalism. It will focus on the skills and theory of mediation, specifically in the context of the Australian legal system. Students will further develop the knowledge and skills introduced in Alternative Dispute Resolution (which is a prerequisite for this subject). This subject is experientially based, and students will engage in professional activities such as role-plays. The theory and practice of mediation will be critically considered, as will the social and legal contexts within which mediation is practised. The subject will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach and will consider issues of culture (including the perspectives of First Nations peoples), power, mediator neutrality and ethical dilemmas for the mediator.
Discipline Law, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 7044
Incompatible Subjects JUST 2013
Must be enrolled in the 2826 Juris Doctor program.
After successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Critically and independently analyse contemporary issues in mediation.
- Effectively prepare for mediation by conducting pre-mediation processes
- Independently conduct mediation, including an evaluation and in-depth analysis of the practical, procedural, ethical and legal issues
- Communicate clearly and persuasively, referencing according to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.
- Demonstrate advanced oral communication skills.
- Introduction to Mediation and Conflict Resolution
- Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy Skills
- Mediation Process
- Mediator Skills
- Assessment and Preparation for Mediation
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Mediation
- Current Trends in Mediation
- Mediation and First Nations 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.
|Reflection||2,000 words in total||45||N||Individual|
|Professional Task||45 minutes||45||N||Individual|
- Boulle L & Alexander N, Mediation Skills and Techniques (LexisNexis Butterworths,3rd ed, 2019)