This course provides an introduction to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and an overview of ADR processes including negotiation, mediation, conciliation, case appraisal and arbitration. These processes are analysed with respect to their roles within the Australian legal system and their comparative advantages and disadvantages. Students also examine the theories underlying dispute resolution and conflict analysis, and how they apply in practice. Issues such as neutrality of dispute resolution practitioners, cultural issues in dispute resolution and the ethics of dispute intervention are discussed.

Additionally, the course provides a critical response to traditional Western legal concepts such as the rule of law and the adversarial justice system. Designed to better equip legal practitioners with knowledge and skills for their roles as dispute resolvers and advisers, the course features a variety of learning activities but is not an alternative to a dedicated mediation course.

Topic: 
Dispute Resolution
Duration: 
4 days
Next course:
24 August 201925 August 2019 (see all)
Facilitator(s):
Dr Serge Loode
Location:
UQ St Lucia (view map)
Enrolment options: 
CPD
Cost: 
$2060

Topics covered

  • conflict and dispute resolution
  • core processes in dispute resolution
  • issues and challenges in dispute resolution
  • current trends in dispute resolution.

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our courses are delivered in collaborative, seminar-style teaching environments, in the award-winning Forgan Smith building.

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.

Location

This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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Enrol as CPD

This course is part of the Masters of Laws postgraduate program.

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Upcoming sessions

24 August 2019 9:00am25 August 2019 5:00pm
7 September 2019 9:00am8 September 2019 5:00pm
Dr Serge Loode

CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.