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LAWS77-808: Negotiation in Family Dispute Resolution


Negotiation in Family Dispute Resolution is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject examines aspects of negotiation theory most relevant to the context of family dispute resolution. The focus is on principled (interest-based) negotiation skills and strategies. The subject will focus on the practical skills and knowledge required to negotiate positive outcomes for families in response to separation and divorce.

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. Identify and apply the important theoretical principles that underpin negotiation process, styles, strategies and skills as it relates to Family Dispute Resolution. 2. Write a research paper based on the critical analysis of legal scholarship related to Family Dispute Resolution theories and principles. 3. Conduct a negotiation using common styles, strategies and skills in an ethical manner following a defined negotiation process appropriate for Family Dispute Resolution.

Enrolment requirements

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  • 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.

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.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?23/09/2022
Cancellation 2?25/09/2022
Last enrolment21/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?03/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?16/10/2022
Teaching census?02/10/2022