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.
Faculty of Law
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.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have
through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge
expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against
enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
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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