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BX3119 - Alternative Dispute Resolution

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

The subject introduces students to alternatives to litigation for resolving public and private disputes. The subject introduces concepts such as negotiation and mediation as well as providing an overview of arbitration and conciliation. The statutory regimes and practices in which ADR is embedded in Australia are considered. The subject has a practical orientation and requires participation in discussions, exercises and role-plays.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand and analyse the nature of disputes and evaluate the utility of ADR as an alternative to the litigation process for settling disputes;
  • compare, contrast and analyse the different types of ADR operating in Australia;
  • identify, apply and critically analyse the main elements of distributive bargaining, integrative negotiation and mediation.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BX2119 LA4034

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 10
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Face to face teaching 24-Nov-2014 to 28-Nov-2014 (Five days of teaching: 24 November - 28 November 2014)
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: other exams (50%); essays (% - 30%); (% - 20%).

Townsville, Block, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2014
Face to face teaching 20-Jan-2014 to 29-Jan-2014 (Two workshops, one of three days duration and one of two days duration: 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29 January)
Coord/Lect: Mr Neil Dunbar.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: (50%); essays (% - 30%); (% - 20%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 10
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Face to face teaching 01-Dec-2014 to 05-Dec-2014 (Five days of teaching: 1st December - 5th December 2014)
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: other exams (50%); essays (% - 30%); (% - 20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.