Credit points: 15

Subject outline

'Conciliation: Theory & Practice' is designed for both professional development training and as part of the 'Restorative Law & Practice Program' at the La Trobe Law School. Students will develop skills necessary for handling a Conciliation Conference/Mediation within an ever evolving legislative framework. They will learn and engage a variety of mediation and negotiation strategies to deal with parties in a legal setting. The subject is further designed to teach students how to act 'appropriately' and independently, while managing parties and their expectations. Students will learn how to assess and address the parties competing interests, and the different economic and emotional imperatives relevant to workplace injury disputes and other types of disputes handled via conciliation .

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlikki Vernon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1DR or equivalent industry experience


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2014, Week 31-35, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlikki Vernon

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 35
Five 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Class participation10
Pre-workshop Journal15
Research essay60
Role-play assessment15