DRP1 Foundations of Dispute Resolution

DRP1 Foundations of Dispute Resolution

Overview

With increasing demand for effective and efficient dispute resolution, lawyers must be familiar with the varieties of dispute resolution avenues available to their clients and competently advise their clients through the process.

This subject forms the foundation to the Dispute Resolution Practice major setting students up with the knowledge required for practice in their area. It will have a strong problem-solving and experiential focus, and allow students to put their knowledge into practice through role-plays and case studies.

Specifically the subject will cover:

  • dispute resolution in context
  • influential factors for dispute resolution
  • tools for dispute resolution including online platforms and written and oral communication skills
  • an overview of different dispute resolution methods, and
  • finalising resolution agreement.

Outline

Dispute resolution is essential for legal practice no matter the area of law in which you practice. It is in increasing demand as parties explore and seek different avenues to resolve their disputes. Lawyers must be familiar with the varieties of dispute resolution avenues available to their clients and competently advise their clients through the process. This subject forms the foundation to the ADRP Dispute Resolution Practice major setting students up with the knowledge required for practice in their area.

This subject will have a strong problem-solving and experiential focus, and allow students to put their knowledge into practice through role-plays and case studies. The main types of dispute resolution covered include: mediation, negotiation, conciliation, neutral evaluation, expert determination, arbitration, collaborative law and litigation.

At the end of this subject you will be able to:

  • understand the utility of dispute resolution and role of dispute resolution practitioner
  • evaluate the notion of "success" withing dispute resolution
  • explain the effects of power, availability of resources, gender and culture on dispute resolution processes.
  • understand the importance of body language
  • evaluate the use of technology in dispute resolution
  • understand the impact of social media in communication for dispute resolution
  • employ key communication and questioning skills for dispute resolution, and
  • understand the importance of emotional intelligence for yourself and clients.

Topics 
  • Dispute resolution paradigm
  • Contexts for dispute resolution
  • Factors within disputes resolution
  • Common tools in dispute resolution
  • Written and oral communication in dispute resolution
  • Interpersonal skills in dispute resolution
  • Processes: Negotiation, mediation and conciliation
  • Processes: Expert determination, neutral evaluation and arbitration
  • Processes: Collaborative law and litigation, and finalising resolution agreements


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