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Mediation - Skills and Theory - LAWS6821

Year - 2020

This unit will teach you the fundamental skills and theory of mediation. The skills component of the unit is extensive and is the reason for the limited enrolment. The unit is designed to enable interested students to progress to accreditation as mediators (additional external study with coaching and assessment will be required) and the content of the unit is designed to meet the content requirements of the National Mediator Accreditation System. In particular the content of the subject is designed to explore the competency areas required for accreditation and the knowledge, skills and ethical understanding competency framework set out in the National Mediator Accreditation Standards. However, mediation is not simply a procedural template that can be learned and applied to every dispute with benefit. It raises interesting and complex issues of theory and ethics, which will be integrated with the skills components of the unit. Issues of culture, power, mediator neutrality and ethical dilemmas for the mediator will be considered.

Nov 6, 7 & 21, 22 (9-5)

class and role play participation evidenced by reflective journal (formative assessment) (30%) and 5000wd essay (70%)

Tania Sourdin, Alternative Dispute Resolution (5th ed) 2016 Thomson Reuters

Additional information
This unit has a restricted class size. Priority will be given to students who are currently completing a Sydney Law School master's degree or graduate diploma. Students enrolling in this unit need to commit themselves to attending all classes. The skills learning takes place in class and skills are built incrementally from the beginning to the end of the unit. Students cannot catch up on elements they have missed by doing reading outside class - they must participate in all scheduled sessions. If students have a problem with attendance, they should postpone enrolling or withdraw well in advance of the first class so their place can be offered to the next student. Please note due to professional accreditation requirements, this unit may only run if the University is able to ensure safe health measures to hold classes in person on campus. The School endeavours to confirm arrangements with students as soon as practicable. Academic Profile




Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive December

23 Nov 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 04 Dec 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Tania Sourdin, Mr Garth Brown
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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