Alternative Dispute Resolution in Law (9422.1)
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|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra Law School
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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 is co-taught with unit 9423 Alternative Dispute Resolution in Law G.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and its role in the context of law and justice;
2. An understanding of the differences and similarities between the different ADR methods;
3. Practical application of ADR theory and knowledge; and
4. Demonstrate practical application of ADR skills.
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 - 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesMust have passed units 6601 Legal Methods and Skills AND
6602 Legal Systems
or equivalent units
Assumed knowledgeGeneral understanding of legal systems and some legal skills.
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Required Textbook: David Spencer and Samantha Hardy, Dispute Resolution in Australia (Thomson Reuters, 3rd ed, 2014)
The textbook will be available for urchase in the UC CoOp Bookshop. In addition, the publisher has also set up a micro-page for University of Canberra students to purchase Thomson Reuters law textbooks at a 15% discounted rate with free postage, through this site: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/uc
Additional recommended reading list and supplementary reading materials will be provided through Canvas.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assignments are required to be submitted by the due date, through the designated Canvas dropbox.
There is no requirement to mark assessment items that are submitted late, however in this unit the following practice will be followed.
- Late assessment which is submitted within 7 days of the specified submission date and time will be accepted for marking. However, 5% of the total marks allocated for that item of assessment will be deducted for each day the assessment is overdue.
- Late assessment submitted more than 7 days after the prescribed date and time will not be accepted for marking. In this case a student will not receive any marks for the relevant piece of assessment.
If for any reason you are unable to complete an assignment by the due date, you must submit to the unit convenor an extension request form before the due date (unless impossible) setting out in detail the genuine and exceptional reason for requesting the extension. Extension request forms are available on the UC website. If there is a medical or counselling reason for the extension request, the certificate must be attached to the extension request form, clearly stating:
- that you were unfit to complete the assignment;
- the date of the medical or counselling consultation; and
- the period for which you were / are / will be unfit to complete the assignment.
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass the unit, every assessment item must be completed.
Supplementary assessment will only be available if justified by an ongoing medical condition, and will have to be requested and discussed with the convenor at the beginning of the semester, or as early as the justifying condition occurs.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Class attendance is not compulsory and lectures can be listed to online, but tutorial exercises are necessary to develop the skills needed in the various dispute resolution methods. The assessable role-play exercises should also, ideally, be completed during timetabled class hours, for maximum efficiency.
Required IT skills
Students must be able to record their assessable role-play exercises and upload the audio-video recording to Canvas.
Work placement, internships or practicums
The unit does not involve work placement, internship or practicum. However, this is a practice-oriented unit including skills-based training and practice of dispute resolution.