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LAW4160

Faculty of Law

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2011 (Day)
Clayton Winter semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)CMA Services

Synopsis

The unit examines the theory and practice of negotiation and mediation as dispute resolution processes, with a focus on principled negotiation using the Harvard model and relational mediation and contrasted with adversarial approaches to dispute resolution. It seeks to develop practical skills and role plays and other interactive exercises and explores ethical issues associated with negotiation and mediation practice.
Any enquiries regarding the unit should be made to shawnw@cmalearning.com.au

Objectives

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 of the differences between negotiation, mediation and other mainstream dispute resolution processes; and
  4. have an awareness of the most significant ethical issues surrounding the practice of mediation.

Assessment

Participation: 10%
Face to face negotiation exercise: 30%
Class test (2 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Justin Malbon

Contact hours

Intensive

Prerequisites

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/forms.html

Prohibitions

LAW7251