Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This interactive subject will explore various forms of dispute resolution used commonly in the United States. Forms explored will include mediation, arbitration, and trial (including aspects of pretrial litigation, with an emphasis on pretrial discovery). Students will learn the structure of and key concepts associated with each type of dispute-resolution technique, how and when to choose one over the other, and advocacy techniques associated with each. Students will have the opportunity to participate in simulations related to the different processes.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGetting to YesRecommendedRoger Fisher et al (2011 revised ed)PENGUIN

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 48-49, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 48 - 49
Five 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Class participation10
One 6,000-7,000-word take-home examination90