Dispute Management G (11432.2)
|Available teaching periods
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| UC - Canberra, Online
|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra Law School
| 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 outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse different types of dispute resolution processes;
2. Apply dispute resolution knowledge and practical skills to conduct dispute resolution processes with a high level of personal autonomy;
3. Identify and reflect on professional standards and ethical issues related to dispute resolution processes, including the role of legal and dispute resolution practitioners; and
4. Model reflective practice and examine opportunities for personal learning and improvement that contribute to professional practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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 - evaluate and adopt new technology
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
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
This Unit introduces you to non-adversarial approaches to dispute resolution in the context of legal practice and advocacy. It highlights the importance of managing disputes and the role of lawyers within that concept, in both voluntary/commercial situations (such as voluntary mediation) and court-referred circumstances. The Unit also emphasises the significant and positive role lawyers play in society, not simply in a litigation context but also in assisting people to resolve their own disputes without court intervention.
Prerequisites11751 Legal Methods and Skills G AND 11752 Legal Systems G
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students in the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Master of Legal Studies and Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies courses.
Incompatible units11252 Dispute Management
Equivalent units9423 Alternative Dispute Resolution in Law G
|Teaching start date
|UC - Canberra, Online
|Study Block 3
|06 May 2024
|Ms Carli Kulmar
Spencer, David, Principles of Dispute Resolution (LawBook Co, 3rd Ed, 2020)
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Field, Rachael, James Duffy and Anna Huggins, 'Alternative Dispute Resolution' (Chapter 14) in Lawyering and Positive Professional Identities (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2nd Ed, 2019) Field, Rachael, Australian Dispute Resolution: Authoritative and comprehensive coverage of Australian dispute resolution theory and practice (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2021)
Students are expected to attend workshops. The workshop in Week 4 is compulsory and relevant to Assignment 2.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
None, however, students participate in a mediation simulation discussing a real-life scenario.