• Offered by Faculty of Law
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Franca Petrone
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2015
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This course will cover the following content:

  • definition and introduction to the theory of dispute management and to the resolution processes
  • the history of dispute management and the resolution processes in Australia and overseas
  • Philosophy and approach within the processes
  • comparison of the processes including the advantages and disadvantages of each process
  • present use of the processes in Australia
  • current issues
  • basic skills in: conflict management and the influence of values, biases and learned behaviours; communication - especially listening; consensual and non-consensual process skills
  • understanding people and their reactions to conflict and the processes - including cross-cultural and societal influences
  • ethical issues in dispute management and resolution.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

A participant who has successfully completed this course should:
  • understand the role of conflict in society and within an organisation.
  • understand how disputes arise and different levels of conflict
  • be able to analyse the sources of conflict in a given situation and determine the most suitable      dispute resolution method for dealing with it.
  • gain knowledge of different methods of resolving disputes including facilitative, advisory and determinative processes and understand the theoretical basis for the various approaches.
  • understand the ethical issues facing dispute resolution professionals and others involved in dispute management
  • have practised and begun to develop the interpersonal skills necessary for the successful resolution of disputes
  • gain knowledge of standards applying to various dispute resolution processes
  • have an awareness of NADRAC recommendations regarding Managing Disputes in Federal Government Agencies, developing Dispute Management Plans and the National Principles for Resolving Disputes
  • gain knowledge around recent and ongoing development in options and approaches to resolving disputes.

Other Information

This is an intensive course with 4 days of compulsory attendance required (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.

Indicative Assessment

The assessment will likely consist of:
  1. Reflective Learning Journal (20%, 2000 wds)
  2. Research Essay (80%, 6000 wds)

Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

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Workload

26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 4 days)

Click here for current LLM Masters Program timetable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SENVL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL, 7883XLLM), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP). OR Must be studying a: Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893XMINTL), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS), and completed LAWS8015 Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law or LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation. OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five LAWS1000 level courses or five LAWS6100 level courses. OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or are completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation.

Prescribed Texts

The prescribed text for this course is Sourdin, Alternative Dispute Resolution (Lawbook Co. Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 4th Ed)

Preliminary Reading

The Course Outline with reading materials will be available approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1373 16 Feb 2015 16 Feb 2015 27 Feb 2015 02 Apr 2015 In Person N/A

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