School Of Law

Alternative Dispute ResolutionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 69109.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
80 credit points

About this Unit
This unit provides an introduction to the theory and practice of alternative dispute resolution, and to some of the related legal and ethical issues. It examines the nature of disputes and conflicts, the major areas in which disputes arise (including interpersonal, family, neighbourhood, commercial, communal, and environmental) and the broad range of processes which can be applied in seeking settlement of resolution (including mediation, conciliation, arbitration, and adjudication). The basic principles of dispute resolution are approached from a practical perspective to enable students to identify cases in which an alternative to traditional judicial processes may be most effective.

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