Family Law (11265.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesStudents 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.
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In this subject students will develop a practical working understanding of the Australian family law system and its related jurisdictions, including the child support, family violence, care and protection, surrogacy, parentage and adoption.
Students will consider divorce, property and parenting matters under the Family Law Act. Specific topics in property matters include spousal maintenance, sole occupancy orders and other injunctive relief. Topics in parenting include unacceptable risk matters, relocation and recovery. Students will also consider state based parentage legislation and the regulation of surrogacy and adoption. Finally, students will consider how the law responds to family violence in parenting, property and protection matters, including the interplay between state and federal legislation .
PrerequisitesThis 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.
Equivalent units7031 Family Law
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||01 June 2021||Flexible||Ms Anya Aidman|
Australian Family Law
Belinda Fehlberg, Rae Kaspiew, Jenni Millbank, Fiona Kelly, and Juliet Behrens
Students will note that there is no exam in this unit. The course is delivered in intensive format (over a period of 3 weeks). Students will note that a number of the assessment items are to be undertaken during class time within student workshops.
Required IT skills
Familiarity with Canvas and university and work processing systems.
Work placement, internships or practicums