Family Law (11265.1)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra Law School|
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- Winter Term, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (192360) - View
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This subject studies the law and the context, which affects the formation and regulation of families in our changing society. It focuses on the formation and dissolution of marriage, decision- making about children, property division, effects of violence, and the indeterminacy of Family Law. Other specific issues focused on include Part VII of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) - aka FLA - and the implementation of the best interest test, emphasis on mediation and private ordering, relocation and the changing legislation's impact on de facto couples, same-sex couples and transsexual people.
This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.
Students who complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify and explain the core principles of family law;
2. Apply legislation and case law to a hypothetical factual situation involving a family law dispute;
3. Engage in critical analysis of aspects of family law, including the effects of legal indeterminacy, gender and violence;
4. Identify and research family law materials;
5. Develop coherent oral and written analysis of contemporary issues in family law; and
6. Evaluate the law holistically and contextually.
A mix of online videos, readings, forums and other interactive activities totalling 2 hours per week.
This unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Justice Studies course.
Students must have passed at least 36 credit points, including unit 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.
7031 Family Law
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