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Family law & practice (6 points)


Leader: Dr Renata Alexander

City First semester 2003 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
City Second semester 2003 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
City First semester 2004 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
City Second semester 2004 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The subject covers the three principal areas of family law: divorce, children,and family property. It will require the development of skills, particularly legal research and analysis, awareness and use of learning strategies, practice management, oral and written communication, negotiation and mediation. It will expose the student to the importance of the recognition and resolution of ethical conflicts, awareness of personal values and understanding of professional ethics.

Assessment: Regular feedback will be provided on written exercises and oral presentations re client interviews and presentation of application to the Family Court: 50% + Written memoranda and draft documents (totalling 10,000 words) and a minimum of one oral presentation (30 minutes): 50%. Assessed according to grades of "Merit", "Pass", or "Fail".

Contact Hours: Intensive - 42 hours per week for 3 weeks

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