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Postgraduate | RMI-OJD180 | 2023

Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Gain a theoretical and practical introduction to the dispute resolution process. Examine negotiation, mediation, litigation, communication techniques, conflict escalation, competitive versus cooperative approaches and non-adversarial practice.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
14 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023

FEE-HELP available

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of negotiation and dispute resolution including options such as mediation, conciliation, arbitration, collaborative law and restorative justice conferences and related ethical concerns
    2. Analyse and research complex problems relating to dispute resolution and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives
    3. Show effective, appropriate and persuasive collaboration and communication skills for legal and non-legal audiences through engagement with communication skill exercises and dispute resolution simulations
    4. Demonstrate self-management skills in a professional context and reflect on and assess your own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • RMI-LAW-MAS-2023 - Juris Doctor

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - During semester, an intensive workshop held over a weekend will run on-campus (see Syllabus for details). We strongly encourage all students to attend in-person if possible. Upon request, online alternatives can be provided. All other lectures and tutorials for this course are delivered online.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Juris Doctor