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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Term 4 2011 (On-campus split block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Mr Judd Epstein


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 unit 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


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

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Judd Epstein

Contact hours

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)