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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

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS17-783
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
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.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired 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.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

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.

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