Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Term 3 2014 (On-campus block of classes)


Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.


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)

Workload requirements

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