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LAW7071 - Commercial alternative dispute resolution

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Ms Gina Faba


Clayton Term 2 2007 (On-campus)


Dispute resolution methods and the process of mediation. The use of simulation exercises, videos, and modelling students to gain practical skills to enable lawyers to aid their clients, particularly commercial clients, through mediation. Contrasts between mediation theory and its application in the courts.


On completion of this subject students should have

  1. an acquaintance with and critical appreciation of the range of alternatives to litigation;
  2. an understanding of the process and principles of mediation;
  3. a practical understanding of the uses of mediation in Victoria; and
  4. satisfied the requirements of the Law Institute for enrolment of the panel of eligible mediators (conditions apply).


Two simulated mediation exercises: 50%
Research paper (3750 words): 50% OR Take home examination (3750 words): 50%

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