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LAWS17-783: Mediation


Mediation is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law in which undergraduate students may be permitted to enrol. This subject deals with the principles, processes and practices of modern mediation, in the light of historic and comparative aspects of mediation and its contemporary emergence in Australia. Theoretical, practical and legal issues are examined in relation to mediation applications in different areas.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Study areas
  • Law

Learning outcomes

1. Understand where mediation fits in the dispute resolution landscape. 2. Understand the breadth of application of mediation. 3. Appreciate the main legal and regulatory issues affecting mediation. 4. Understand the mediation process and the key skills and techniques used. 5. Effectively prepare for mediation. 6. Provide an overview of international mediation comparisons/developments.

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Must have completed a minimum 120 Credit Points of LAWS subjects AND have a minimum average of 65% in LAWS subjects. Students must be admitted into a Bachelor law degree or Bachelor of Laws combined degree or be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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