Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The focus of this subject is family law in Australia. The role of the state and of traditional legal forms in the regulation, maintenance and control of family and personal relationships is considered. The impact of the changing role of women within the family, in family law and in state policies is also considered. Specific issues canvassed in this subject include the legal regulation of family formation and breakdown; the financial consequences of family formation and breakdown; parental responsibility and children's rights. This subject aims to provide students with an overview of the key issues in contemporary family law.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Kelly

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1CRL


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Current enrolment in Bachelor of Laws program

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFamily Law in AustraliaPrescribedYoung, L and Monahan, G.8TH ED, LEXIS NEXIS BUTTERWORTHS 2012

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 27-28, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Mode of teaching does not support larger class.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Kelly

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Five 5.0 days block mode per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
class exercises including problem solving exercises, library exercise and clinical exerciseequivalent to 1,500-words25
one 3-hour final examination75