|Short Description:||Legal Conflict Resolution|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Student contribution band :||Band 3|
|ASCED code :||090900 - Law|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
If you are enrolled in Semester 2 the course will be conducted via three two-day intensives over the course of the semester. If you are enrolled in semester 3 the course will be conducted via two two-day intensives over the course of the semester. Regular weekly lectures and tutorials will not be held for on-campus students.
On-campus students will be expected to attend the intensives unless they contact the examiner with a valid reason. Online students are encouraged to attend. Accommodation can be booked at https://www.usq.edu.au/accommodation/ (Toowoomba) and https://www.usq.edu.au/springfield/accommodation (Springfield). Students who cannot attend intensives and with which assessment items are associated will be given alternative assessments to ensure there is no disadvantage for students who cannot attend.
The dates and location of the intensives will be published on the StudyDesk prior to the start of the semester.
A fundamental skill of a lawyer is the ability to successfully resolve conflicts in the professional arena. The course will introduce students to communication in a situation of conflict. Students will explore important skills in communication such as listening, interviewing and negotiating. Students will be introduced to the array of possible methods of resolving conflicts, including litigation. Some methods of conflict resolution such as mediation will be considered in detail so students have a sound practical knowledge. The course will give students grounding in the fundamentals of conflict resolution in the Australian legal system.