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Alternative Dispute Resolution in Law (9422.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (179449) - View
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    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151649) - View
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    This unit deals with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the justice system. It places ADR in context among traditional dispute resolution mechanisms in law and the growing field of restorative or therapeutic justice. Disputes and conflicts are analysed within theoretical and practical legal frameworks to identify core issues and to identify appropriate solutions. Students learn about and model skills in communication; negotiation; mediation and conciliation required for practice in this field. The unit also deals with the law and practice governing arbitration under Australian and both private and public international law.

    This unit is co-taught with unit 9423 Alternative Dispute Resolution in Law G.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and its role in the context of law and justice;

    2. demonstrate an understanding of the differences and similarities between the different ADR methods;

    3. demonstrate practical application of ADR theory and knowledge;

    4. demonstrate practical application of ADR skills.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    4 hours per week.


    Must have passed units 6601 Legal Methods and Skills AND
    6602 Legal Systems
    or equivalent units



    Assumed Knowledge

    General understanding of legal systems and some legal skills.

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