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LA4034 - Alternative Dispute Resolution

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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

  • (50%)
  • essays (30%)
  • (20%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BX3119 BX2119

Availabilities

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 10
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
Face to face teaching 23-Nov-2020 to 27-Nov-2020 (Five days of teaching: Mon 23 Nov - Fri 27 Nov 2020)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2020
Face to face teaching 13-Jan-2020 to 17-Jan-2020 (Five days of teaching: Mon 13 Jan to Fri 17 Jan 2020)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 10
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
Face to face teaching 30-Nov-2020 to 04-Dec-2020 (Five days of teaching: Mon 30 November - Fri 4 December 2020)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.