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
- 27 Feb 2023
About this subject
On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:
- 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
- Analyse and research complex problems relating to dispute resolution and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives
- 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
- 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.
- Please refer to RMIT University’s Learning Management System - Canvas, for further details.
This subject provides a theoretical and practical introduction to various dispute resolution processes. It will provide an introduction to the principles of dispute management and resolution used by lawyers, with particular emphasis on negotiation, mediation and litigation. Issues, such as communication techniques, conflict escalation, competitive versus cooperative approaches, and non-adversarial practice will be discussed. The subject assists in the development of reflective practice and self-management.
This subject includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.
The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
- Assessment Task 1 - Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4 (10%)
- Assessment Task 2 - Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4 (45%)
- Invigilated Exam - Linked CLOs: 1, 2 (45%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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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
To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:
- 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.
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.
Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees