The course is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge to take a considered position on family law issues. The course covers the following areas of family law:
violence and abuse in families;
decision-making about parenting after separation;
economic aspects of marriage; and
de-facto relationship breakdown.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- evaluate key principles of family law and be able to cite the relevant legislative provisions and case law appropriately;
- construct an accurate written advice that provides a solution to a complex hypothetical family law problem, with intellectual independence;
- evaluate key aspects of family law and selected secondary academic literature about family law and its reforms covered in this course;
- Undertake family law research and present findings using a variety of materials and sources
- Define a range of perspectives that are relevant to family law and critically examine (in written and oral form) the law from those perspectives;
- Implement and evaluate project management techniques, and approaches to collaborative learning and communicate ideas to a variety of audiences
- Reflect upon your learning in the course, your own values, the values underlying the family law system, and the differences between family law and practice in other legal areas.
- Take-home assignment (50) [LO null]
- Group submission to Parliamentary enquiry (35) [LO null]
- Reflective journal (15) [LO null]
Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units