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LA4034 - Alternative Dispute Resolution

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination - In class - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Self-reflection task - (20%) - Individual.
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Combinations:
BX3119 BX2119

Availabilities

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 10
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Face to face teaching 22-Nov-2021 to 26-Nov-2021 (Five days of teaching: Mon 22 Nov - Fri 26 Nov 2021)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 3
Census Date 04-Feb-2021
Face to face teaching 11-Jan-2021 to 15-Jan-2021 (Five days of teaching: Mon 11 Jan to Fri 15 Jan 2021)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 10
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Online and self study activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

External, Study Period 3
Census Date 04-Feb-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Online and self study activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.