Subject details

Upon successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of aspects of Family Law in Australia
  2. critically evaluate the Family Law system in Australia and identify areas of reform
  3. analyse and research complex problems relating to Family Law and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives
  4. demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to Family Law and generate appropriate responses.
    • Introduction and Jurisdiction
    • Marriage, Nullity & Divorce
    • Children
    • Family Violence and Child Abuse
    • Property
    • Maintenance
    • Children's Issues
    • Advanced Property and Financial Agreements
    • Family Dispute Resolution & Practice
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject provides an introduction to the theory and practice of family law for the legal practitioner. The aim is to introduce law students to aspects of family law legislation and cases. The unit will assist students to develop an interest in the family law jurisdiction for possible practice as a lawyer and identify and develop discuss law reform options.

  • Assignment 1 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 (25%)
  • Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)