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78255 Australian Family Law

6cp
Requisite(s): ( 78101c Postgraduate Legal Research OR ((22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04147 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07074 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies)) OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law))
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Anti-requisite(s): 76516 Family Law

Description

Australia's family law system helps people resolve the legal aspects of family relationship issues, particularly relationship breakdown. In this subject students develop an understanding of the family law system including the dispute resolution procedures in the Australian Family Court and Federal Circuit Court. Students learn about the laws that govern the rights and obligations of parties in parenting and interpersonal relationship disputes by examining fundamental provisions of the Family Law Act 1975 and child support legislation.

This subject develops the knowledge base and analytical skills of students through problem-solving exercises that mirror the legal and factual issues that arise in legal practice when advising on or adjudicating family law matters. The subject also critically examines the role of the family law system in dealing with relationship breakdown and compares the Australian system with legal systems in other jurisdictions. Students reflect critically on theory and professional practice through problem-solving exercises and discussions that are underpinned by relevant practical and social policy issues, including the impact of family violence and the growing awareness of children's rights. Students also undertake research in order to critically evaluate the laws, practices and policies dealing with the complex public and private interests at stake upon relationship breakdown.


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