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LB5516 - Public Interest and Multi-Party Disputes

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

The dynamics of negotiation and conflict resolution vary considerably with the number of parties involved in conflicts. This subject examines the design, management, implementation and evaluation issues for those working with conflicts and disputes involving multiple parties in the context of the communities in which we exist with an emphasis on public interest disputes. It considers the conflict resolution process from the perspective of participants, communities (local, national and international), mediators conflict workers and facilitators. It provides practical skills in negotiation and facilitation as well as the theoretical foundations for those who work with community conflict and disputes.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of the contemporary models and theories of conflict resolution when there are numerous parties to a conflict or dispute;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics at play in conflicts and disputes that involve more than two parties;
  • demonstrate application of appropriate problem-solving techniques to effectively design, manage, implement and evaluate the resolution of conflicts with multiple parties.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems.
LB5500 or LB5525


Townsville, Study Period 7, Limited
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching 25-Jun-2012 to 27-Jun-2012 (One three day workshop 25/26/27 June)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Judith Rafferty, Mr Brett Greenland, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 21 hours workshops/Seminars - Three days of workshops
Assessment: essays (50%); discussion paper (30%); online participation (20%).

Study Period 7, External
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 21 hours workshops/Seminars - Three days of workshops 25/26/27 June (Optional)
Method of Delivery: andFace to faceWWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (50%); discussion paper (30%); online participation (20%).

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