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.