Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Globalisation has increased interconnectedness between states and among peoples including in relation to trade and commerce, family relationships and between states. This has led to an increase in disputes and the corresponding need to have the right process for the right type of dispute. In this subject, students will engage in a comparative study of dispute resolution processes and procedures that may be used in domestic and international dispute contexts. In doing so they will learn how to select the best process based on the nature and context of the dispute. Students will also engage in comparative analysis of the mediation process and practice and learn about issues relating to ethics and the enforcement of mediated outcomes. Cross-cultural issues that arise in dispute resolution will be explored.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesActivities including analysis of different scenarios. Listening to lectures and completing required reading.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW1LIM AND LAW1DR


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

Career Ready


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. Analyse and evaluate the appropriateness of dispute resolution processes in various contexts.
02. Critically appraise the practice and regulation of mediation in selected jurisdictions.
03. Critically analyse issues relating to cultural difference in dispute resolution and how they are addressed.
04. Conduct and present comparative research into topical issues in dispute resolution.

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