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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Term 4 2010 (On-campus split block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Professor Jeff Waincymer


Dispute resolution methods and the process of mediation. The use of simulation exercises, videos, and modelling students to gain practical skills to enable lawyers to aid their clients, particularly commercial clients, through mediation. Contrasts between mediation theory and its application in the courts.


On completion of this subject students should have

  1. an acquaintance with and critical appreciation of the range of alternatives to litigation;
  2. an understanding of the process and principles of mediation;
  3. a practical understanding of the uses of mediation in Victoria; and
  4. satisfied the requirements of the Law Institute for enrolment of the panel of eligible mediators (conditions apply).


Two simulated mediation exercises: 50%
Research paper (3750 words): 50% OR Take home examination (3750 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeffrey Waincymer

Contact hours

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)