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LAW3105 Alternative Dispute Resolution
Credit Points: 15
LAW1116 Legal Process
LAW1600 Legal Writing and Research
LAW1100 Legal Framework I

This unit provides a general introduction to the theories, practice and processes of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including negotiation and mediation.  In this unit, students will examine non-adjudicative dispute resolution processes within the court system, as well as industry-and community-based approaches to conflict management and dispute resolution.  They will moreover become familiar with the roles of ADR practitioners and participants, the relevant legislation and jurisdictions, as well as ethical considerations.  The unit will explore the effects of outcomes reached through ADR and will present a generic model of mediation.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in mediation and negotiation exercises and role plays.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
V72Bachelor of Laws
K50Bachelor of Laws
Y09Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts
Y04Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business
MAAAAKBusiness Law Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011