Family Law (11265.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|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)
This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.
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; and
5. Evaluate the law holistically and contextually.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
PrerequisitesStudents must have passed 36 credit points.
Incompatible units11458 Family Law PG
Equivalent units7031 Family Law
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Winter Term||30 May 2023||Flexible||Ms Victoria Blakeley|
Patrick Parkinson, Australian Family Law in Context Commentary and Materials (Lawbook, 8th ed, 2023)
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