University of Technology Sydney

79771 Dispute Resolution

Requisite(s): ((22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies)) OR (70107c Principles of Company Law AND (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) 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)
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
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Anti-requisite(s): 78136 Dispute Resolution


This subject deals with the jurisprudence of dispute resolution, and the theory, dynamics and essential characteristics of the major dispute resolution processes, so that effective strategies for resolving a wide range of disputes can be formulated. The subject's emphasis is on the role of lawyers in dispute resolution processes; advising clients on, and preparing clients for, suitable dispute resolution processes; the institutionalising of dispute resolution processes; the nature of disputes and the theoretical, ethical and practical issues. Students develop their capacity to think critically, strategically, and creatively about the nature, role, and range of dispute resolution processes. A two-day intensive weekend workshop enables students to practice and develop their negotiation and mediation skills and understandings through simulated role-plays and exercises. This subject develops students’ oral and written communication skills through the use of participatory, student-led seminars and reflective practice. Students develop and refine their skills in researching, identifying, assessing, and critically analysing disputes and resolution processes.

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