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Family Law (7031.5)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School



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    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 issues focused on include: Part VII of the Family Law Act and he implementation of the; best interest test, emphasis on mediation and private ordering, relocation and the changing legislations impact on defactos, same-sex couples and transsexuals.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. comprehend the relevant legal and other issues to which a family law dispute may give rise
    2. discuss the application of legislative provisions and case law in a given hypothetical factual situation involving a family law dispute
    3. demonstrate understanding of relevant inter-disciplinary material and ability to apply it in advising on and making decisions about family law disputes
    4. take a position on family law issues, making explicit and defending the values and policies relied on indicating an understanding of diversity
    5. engage in critical analysis of aspects of family law
    6. identify and research family law materials
    7. undertake legal research, oral presentation and writing, including the ability to synopsise
    8. develop coherent oral and written analysis of contemporary issues in family law
    9. look at the law holistically and contextually

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.


    4977 Introduction to Business Law OR 6599 Law and Society OR 9523 Business Law & Ethics OR 6602 Legal Systems



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