Dispute Resolution in Australia (LAWS6130)


The unit is designed to give students a broad understanding of the theory, policy and practice of ADR. It will enable students to understand various alternative dispute resolution processes, their advantages and limitations; understand the application of ADR in particular areas of practice: understand key theoretical debates about mediation; be able to advise others about ADR processes; be better participants in ADR processes; be better able to evaluate the possible applications of various dispute resolution methods. The use of ADR in employment and health care disputes will be considered.

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Further unit of study information


Jul 28, 29 & Aug 4, 5 (9-5)


problem question (50%) and 3000wd essay (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Additional Information

This is not a skills unit and students will not be trained as negotiators or mediators. This unit has a restricted class size.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.