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Dispute Resolution Processes and Law - LAWS819

This final year unit draws together doctrinal, theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in the study of law through a focus on the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the Australian and international context. Students are encouraged to think critically about the ways that legal disputes are typically resolved and the extent to which developments in the ADR field have been integrated into legal practice and regulation. This unit consolidates student learning on the range of legal remedies available through a comparison of ADR processes including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and restorative justice. This unit also provides students with an opportunity to consolidate high level communication skills by providing simulated opportunities for legal negotiations and to further develop the discipline specific communication skills required in conflict resolution processes.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Block - Session 2, Block, classes are held in an intensive mode over a sequence of days

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Ms Lise Barry
Prerequisites:

48cp in LAW or LAWS units at 600 level or above Prerequisite Information

Corequisites:

NCCW(s):
Unit Designation(s):

Arts

Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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