School Of Law

MediationWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200294.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
69108 - Mediation

200811 Alternative Dispute Resolution OR 200812 Conflict Resolution (UG) OR 200293 Alternative Dispute Resolution

About this Unit
This unit will examine the theory and practice of mediation, specifically in the context of the Australian legal system. It builds upon the more general introduction given in the unit Alternative Dispute Resolution (which is a prerequisite for this course). This unit will assume that students have read the textbook for Alternative Dispute Resolution. This unit is experientially based, and students will be expected to participate in discussions, exercises and role-plays. The theory and practice of mediation will be critically considered, as will the social and legal contexts within which mediation is practised. The unit is presented with a multi-disciplinary, analytical and practical approach. Given the very broad range of areas within which mediation can be applied, students will be able to focus on an area or areas of particular personal or professional interest to them (for example, mediation of commercial disputes, mediation under anti-discrimination or family law). This unit is intended to be an introduction to the practice of mediation.

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