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LA4034 - Alternative Dispute Resolution

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
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 > Test/Quiz 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (20%) - Individual.
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Combinations:
BX3119 BX2119

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 3, Intensive
Census Date 02-Feb-2023
Face to face teaching 16-Jan-2023 to 21-Jan-2023 (Face-to-Face delivery from 16 - 21 January)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 40 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 3, Intensive
Census Date 02-Feb-2023
Face to face teaching 09-Jan-2023 to 14-Jan-2023 (Face-to-Face delivery from 9 - 14 January)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 40 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 10, Intensive
Census Date 07-Dec-2023
Face to face teaching 27-Nov-2023 to 01-Dec-2023 (Five days of teaching: Mon 27 Nov - Fri 1 Dec 2023)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 40 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 3, External
Census Date 02-Feb-2023
Workload expectations:

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

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

Study Period 10, External
Census Date 07-Dec-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours was Other - 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.