Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Online and other materials
Subjects may require attendance
- 29 Jun 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the differences between the adversarial legal system and a variety of ADR methods i.e., negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration; the roles of those who participate in ADR; how approaches to private disputes differ from public disputes; and have an awareness of an Australian Indigenous Peoples perspective of ADR processes;
- use cognitive and creative skills to analyse the nature of disputes and evaluate the utility of ADR as an alternative to litigation for resolving disputes;
- demonstrate an ability to identify matters that are suitable for ADR; employ basic listening skills; and recognise the importance of using initiative and judgement in advising clients on how to participate in negotiation and mediation sessions to achieve interest-based goals; and
- demonstrate an ability to communicate advice regarding ADR methods with clarity and coherence.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject examines the scope and application of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes. Topics include ADR in civil matters, such as arbitration, negotiation, conciliation, and mediation. Additional topics include ADR in the criminal jurisdiction, and Australian Indigenous Peoples' DR processes.
Written Assessment: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LOs) 1-4 Online Assessment: Relates to Learning Outcomes (LOs) 1 Open Book Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LOs) 1-4 There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Written Assessment (30%%)
- Online Assessment (10%%)
- Open Book Examination (60%%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.