law4dre dispute resolution



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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

The aim of this unit is to provide a general introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of dispute resolution. The processes of arbitration, conciliation, negotiation and mediation are described and evaluated, though there is a heavy emphasis on the latter. Issues including rights-based vs. interest-based approaches, power imbalances between disputants, and `bargaining in the shadow of the law', and the regulation of third-party facilitators are addressed.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorTom Fisher

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDRE MaterialsPrescribedN/AN/A
ReadingsDispute resolution in AustraliaPrescribedAstor, H. and Chinkin, C.BUTTERWORTHS 2ND ED. 2002.
ReadingsGetting to yesPrescribedFisher, R. and Ury, W.2ND EDN, HUTCHINSON 1991.

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