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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Undergraduate | UNE-LAW157 | 2024

Study method
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Enrol by
16 June 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
24 June 2024

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. 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;
    2. 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;
    3. 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
    4. demonstrate an ability to communicate advice regarding ADR methods with clarity and coherence.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • UNE-LLB-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Laws (4 Years)
  • UNE-LAW-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Laws (3 Years)
  • UNE-LGS-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Legal Studies
  • UNE-CRM-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Criminology
  • UNE-PLS-DIP-2024 - Diploma in Paralegal Studies


Candidature in the Bachelor of Criminology or the Bachelor of Laws (4 Years).

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - 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).
  • Software requirements - 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:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    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.

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

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

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Bachelor of Laws (4 Years)

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Bachelor of Laws (3 Years)

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Bachelor of Legal Studies

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Bachelor of Criminology

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Diploma in Paralegal Studies

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