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LAWS77-783: Mediation


Mediation is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. 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
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450

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

Requisites: ?


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.

Juris Doctor students are expected to have completed a minimum of 80 credit points of compulsory law subjects.

Restrictions: ?
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

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.

Anti-requisites: ?

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?26/09/2021
Cancellation 2?29/09/2021
Last enrolment24/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?24/10/2021
Teaching census?07/10/2021