LAWS90080 Advanced Dispute Intervention
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:
May, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
This subject has a quota of 30 students. Please refer to the Melbourne Law Masters website for further information about the management of subject quotas and waitlists.
Timetable can be viewed here.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 29-33 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
The pre-teaching period commences four weeks before the subject commencement date. From this time, students are expected to access and review the Reading Guide that will be available from the LMS subject page and the subject materials provided by the subject coordinator, which will be available from Melbourne Law School. Refer to the Reading Guide for confirmation of which resources need to be read and what other preparation is required before the teaching period commences.
Melbourne Law Masters Students: None
JD Students: Successful completion of the below subject:
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Some prior knowledge of dispute resolution would be useful.
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
Students who have completed the below subject are not permitted to take LAWS90080 Advanced Dispute Intervention:
|Core Participation Requirements:|| |
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support.
|Subject Overview:|| |
As lawyers’ roles change and complex issues that do not fit within traditional boundaries increasingly arise, new sets of skills and capacities are needed. These skills and mental habits set the most successful negotiators, dispute intervenors and advocates apart from others. Participants in this interactive subject will increase their practical effectiveness as representatives and third parties by learning a series of mental habits and concrete skills to deepen their capacities as change agents. Leveraging new material on neuroscience, empirical studies of negotiation, effective negotiators’ cognitive habits and systems theory, the subject will both complement and challenge longheld assumptions about optimal ways to engage disputes. Via experiential and case study approaches, we will deepen our capacities and skills for complex dispute analysis, creative problem-solving and cultural fluency. The subject will be useful for those working on a wide range of complex issues in a range of contexts including commercial, environmental/public policy and human rights.
Drawing on current interdisciplinary literature and case examples from scholarly and practice sources, students will:
Successful completion of the subject will expand participants’ abilities for complex issue analysis, intervention and follow-up as third parties, participants or advocates in negotiation and dispute resolution processes. Students will learn valuable skills of integrative thinking and creativity through experiential exercises and the final paper.
|Learning Outcomes:|| |
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
8,000 - 10,000 word research paper (100%) (9 August 2017) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
A minimum of 75% attendance is a hurdle requirement.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Specialist printed materials will be made available free of charge from the Melbourne Law School prior to the pre-teaching period.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||law.unimelb.edu.au|
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