Vulnerable Parties and Family Dispute Resolution is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. In this subject, students will learn how to identify vulnerable parties in Family Dispute Resolution (FDR). Students will also learn how to conduct safety screening and risk assessment processes to ascertain the vulnerability of those parties and whether it is appropriate for them to participate in FDR. In addition, students will learn the skills and strategies required to manage vulnerabilities if the matter is suitable to progress to FDR. The subject considers the perspectives of all parties in matters where there may be vulnerabilities.
|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
1. Acquire a knowledge base of contemporary perspectives on the concept of vulnerability in the context of Family Dispute Resolution, and apply it appropriately in analysing practical situations. 2. Appraise and assess a vulnerable party’s suitability to participate in a Family Dispute Resolution process, and apply that appraisal in a safety screening and risk assessment. 3. Develop and use strategies to appropriately manage vulnerable parties in Family Dispute Resolution. 4. Critically reflect and debrief on given case studies which include a range of complex issues relating to vulnerable parties in Family Dispute Resolution.
Must be admitted into a Masters Law degree OR LA-43040 Doctor of Legal Science (Research) 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.
|Withdraw – Financial?||03/10/2022|
|Withdraw – Academic?||16/10/2022|