The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

LAWS5032

Units

10 units

Level

5000 level

Course handbook

Description

The course examines Dispute Resolution as an important approach to solve the disputes a part from the conventional litigation. This course provides students with an introduction to conflict theory, the opportunity to recognise and critically evaluate additional forms of dispute resolution so as to be equipped to identify what type of dispute resolution is an appropriate medium to resolve a conflict. The essential features of negotiations, mediation, arbitration and other primary dispute resolution options will be considered. Students will have the opportunity to acquire and use dispute resolution skills. Students will consider the legal implications of choosing a particular dispute resolution process.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the sources of legal disputes or conflicts and a capacity to understand and use the language of dispute resolution.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the processes of non-litigious dispute resolution.

3. Identify all the options by which disputes or conflict can be resolved or managed using knowledge and demonstrate skills in selecting the best dispute resolution process for a particular dispute.

4. Demonstrate the skills required for professional practice in non-litigious dispute resolution.

5. Analyse critically and reflect on complex theories of non-litigious dispute resolution.


Content

The topics in this course include the following:

  1. Conflict and dispute resolution
  2. Negotiation
  3. Mediation
  4. Collaborative Practice
  5. Arbitration
  6. Family Law and ADR
  7. Non adversarial approaches to Criminal Law
  8. ADR and technology
  9. Other dispute resolution processes

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.


Assumed knowledge

LAWS5032Alternative Dispute ResolutionThe course examines Dispute Resolution as an important approach to solve the disputes a part from the conventional litigation. This course provides students with an introduction to conflict theory, the opportunity to recognise and critically evaluate additional forms of dispute resolution so as to be equipped to identify what type of dispute resolution is an appropriate medium to resolve a conflict. The essential features of negotiations, mediation, arbitration and other primary dispute resolution options will be considered. Students will have the opportunity to acquire and use dispute resolution skills. Students will consider the legal implications of choosing a particular dispute resolution process.FBUSLFaculty of Business and Law341Newcastle Law School1050005940Semester 1 - 2019NCLE_CITYNewcastle City Precinct2019The assumed knowledge for this course are the core courses: LAWS1001A&B, LAWS1003A&B, LAWS2004A&B, LAWS3004A&B, LAWS4003.The topics in this course include the following: Conflict and dispute resolution Negotiation Mediation Collaborative Practice Arbitration Family Law and ADR Non adversarial approaches to Criminal Law ADR and technology Other dispute resolution processes NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Demonstrate knowledge of the sources of legal disputes or conflicts and a capacity to understand and use the language of dispute resolution.2Demonstrate knowledge of the processes of non-litigious dispute resolution.3Identify all the options by which disputes or conflict can be resolved or managed using knowledge and demonstrate skills in selecting the best dispute resolution process for a particular dispute.4Demonstrate the skills required for professional practice in non-litigious dispute resolution.5Analyse critically and reflect on complex theories of non-litigious dispute resolution. This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.Participation: Seminar participation (inculding the attendance and in-class or out-of-class contribution)Quiz: Online QuizesWritten Assignment: Research essay Newcastle City PrecinctOnline ActivityOnline1hour(s)per Week for0Full Term2SeminarFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Participation: Seminar participation (inculding the attendance and in-class or out-of-class contribution)

Quiz: Online Quizes

Written Assignment: Research essay


Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term