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LAWS77-518: Family Law

Description

Family Law is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. Students enrolled in this subject will learn about the foundations of and current issues in Australian family law, particularly relating to marriage, other domestic relationships, separation, nullity and divorce, family violence, children, child support, child maintenance, spousal maintenance, division of property and injunctive relief. Students will engage in legal research and analysis, emphasising parenting and financial disputes in relationship breakdown. They will apply in-depth knowledge of the relevant laws to solve legal problems and issues within family law.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: LAWS77-518
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,250.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,710.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,710.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,860.00

Learning objectives

1. Identify and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of family law issues as they apply to relationship breakdowns. 2. Apply in-depth family law principles to the facts of given case scenarios. 3. Provide a critical and in-depth analysis and evaluation of the issues in contemporary family law.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

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.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions:

Students must be into a Masters law degree OR LA-43040 Doctor of Legal Science (Research) OR be an approved Law Study Abroad or Law Exchange student. | Juris Doctor students are expected to have completed a minimum of 80 credit points of compulsory law subjects.

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

Anti-requisites:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
    Semester start: 17/01/2022
    Subject start: 17/01/2022
    Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
    Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
    Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
    Teaching census: 11/02/2022
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
    Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
    Teaching census: 07/10/2022
  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
Semester start: 17/01/2022
Subject start: 17/01/2022
Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
Teaching census: 11/02/2022