Alternative Dispute Resolution
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- 26 Jun 2023
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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.
Candidature in the Bachelor of Criminology or the Bachelor of Laws (4 Years).
- 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: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other 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.
Responding and successfully resolving disputes is a core skill for lawyers. Skills in dispute resolution add value to your role in a wide range of workplaces. This subject equips you with a thorough understanding of ADR processes both in criminal and civil matters such as arbitration, negotiation, conciliation and mediation. The subject also examines Australian Indigenous Peoples' dispute resolution processes. There are opportunities to critically analyse disputes and evaluate alternatives to litigation. You may build your capabilities in the art of effective listening and negotiating. These are fundamental bases of ADR. These skills are in high demand across many industries.
Written Assessment: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LOs) 1-4 Online Assessment: Relates to Learning Outcomes (LOs) 1 Take Home Exam: 2 hrs 15 mins. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LOs) 1-4
- Written Assessment (30%)
- Online Assessment (10%)
- Final Examination (60%)
Current study term: 25 Jun 23 to 06 Oct 23
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.