Faculty of Law

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2013 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester B 2013 (Day)
Clayton Winter semester 2013 (Day)


The unit examines the theory and practice of negotiation and mediation as dispute resolution processes, with a focus on principled negotiation using a modified Harvard model and relational mediation and contrasted with adversarial approaches to dispute resolution. It seeks to develop practical skills through role plays and other interactive exercises and explores ethical issues associated with negotiation and mediation practice.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students should:

  1. have an understanding of the theory of negotiation and mediation
  2. possess a substantial understanding of, and have gained some practical experience in the practice of both processes of dispute resolution
  3. have an appreciation for the differences between negotiation, mediation and other mainstream dispute resolution processes
  4. have an awareness of the most significant ethical issues surrounding the practice of negotiation and mediation.


Participation 10%
In-class Assessment 30%
Reflective Journal Submissions 30%
Negotiation role play 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Tom Harber (Summer A 2013)
Mr Peter Condliffe (Summer B 2013)
Ms Sandy Caspi-Sable (Semester 1)
Mr Tom Harber (Winter Semester)
Ms Sandy Caspi-Sable (Semester 2)

Contact hours



LAW1100 or LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104. Please note that there is an application form for this unit, available at: http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/resources/forms/index.html