FAMILY SOCIETY AND LAW
Credit points: 15
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
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.
PrerequisitesLAW1CRL AND LAW2CTA AND LAW1LIM AND LAW2CTB
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context
AuthorBelinda Fehlberg, Rae Kaspiew, Jenni Millbank, Fiona Kelly & Juliet Behrens
PublisherOxford University Press
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHannah Robert
Block ModeWeek: 2 - 7
Four 7.00 hours 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.
Policy essay covering material generated via class exercises - 1500 words
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