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Unit of Study LAWS2056 Family Law Practice (2023)

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    It is an advantage to have completed study in the Australian legal system.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of Family Law

demonstrate an ability to analyse, research, reason and apply the principles of Family Law to generate responses to practical situations

demonstrate an understanding of alternative types of dispute resolution including, mediation, arbitration and conciliation, known as Family Dispute Resolution under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

apply ethical frameworks to Family Law professional practice.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Take Home Exam50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Take Home Exam50%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Adiva Sifris et al, 2021, Family Law in Australia, 10th, LexisNexis, Chatswood NSW. ISBN: 9780409352696 (pbk) 9780409352702 (ebk).
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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