FAMILY SOCIETY AND LAW

LAW2FSL

2021

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.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHannah Robert

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesClass exercises, policy essay, take home examination.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW1CRL AND LAW2CTA AND LAW1LIM AND LAW2CTB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBelinda Fehlberg, Rae Kaspiew, Jenni Millbank, Fiona Kelly & Juliet Behrens

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeLatest

PublisherOxford University Press

ISBN9780195574333

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop an awareness of the key issues in contemporary Australian Family Law and an understanding of relevant contextual materials.
02. Develop knowledge of the legal framework which regulates the responsibilities, rights and duties of family members in Australia and of the factors that have shaped modern family law.
03. Develop skills in legal analysis and reasoning and improve legal problem solving skills in relation to family law problems
04. Clearly communicate complex legal concepts and doctrines in a relevant way
05. Critically analyse the historical, social, economic and cultural context in which family law decision-making arises.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHannah Robert

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 2 - 7
Four 7.00 h block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via blended.
This subject is offered in block mode. Please check the Law School notice board for further information on dates.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Policy essay covering material generated via class exercises - 1500 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5