UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

LAWS5158 Negotiation and Mediation

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit introduces students to the principles of interest-based negotiation and mediation. The overall objectives are to give students some familiarity with the processes of interest-based negotiation and mediation, some fundamental skills in using them and an understanding of how to apply the skills in practice. The unit is conducted using lectures and experiential exercises to give students an understanding of the theory of negotiation and mediation, and to give them an opportunity to learn and practice the skills of each process.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate (a) an advanced and integrated knowledge of the theories of interest-based negotiation and facilitative mediation; (b) an in-depth understanding of the suitability of specific disputes to specific alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods; (2) demonstrate the ability to conduct themselves ethically and professionally in a dispute resolution scenario with mock clients; (3) demonstrate the ability to (a) articulate key areas of conflict; (b) identify and critically evaluate the utility of different applied techniques in negotiation and mediation; (c) develop and apply professional skills in conducting negotiation and facilitative mediation as lawyers representing third parties and as mediators; (4) demonstrate (a) the ability to function in a group; (b) advanced oral presentation skills; (c) working with specific skills in mock negotiation and mediation; and (5) demonstrate an ability to work with autonomy and professionalism.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) daily journal entries and concluding summary; (2) daily participation and preparation; (3) negotiation preparation; (4) mediators opening statement; (5) mediation skills and participation (preparation and role-playing); and (6) professional conduct. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Jill Howieson
Unit rules
Prerequisites: LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4107 Land Law
Advisable prior study: LAWS4105 Dispute Resolution
Approved quota: 36—ballot: priority given to those next graduating, then a waiting list on first-come, first-served basis
Contact hours Offered intensively in June and November.
Teaching dates for this unit are as follows:
Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June 2017 and Monday 27th November to Friday 1st December.
Refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
Unit OutlineTS-N-1B : http://www.unitoutlines.law.uwa.edu.au/Units/LAWS5158/TS-N-1B/2017
TS-Y-6 : http://www.unitoutlines.law.uwa.edu.au/Units/LAWS5158/TS-Y-6/2017
Note Students wishing to enrol in this unit should add the unit during the re-enrolment period. Class lists are determined in January/February. Priority is given to JD students in their final year, followed by second year JD students, followed by LLB students. After this time a waiting list will be used (Your INVALID enrolment places you on the waiting list).

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