MLT366 - International Alternative Dispute Resolution


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Not offered in 2018

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

To be advised



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

This unit requires students to attend a supervised study tour at one of the following locations:

Trimester 2:

  • 2 weeks of intensive teaching and learning in New York, United States of America (4 hrs face to face seminar per day for 10 days in New York)
  • Seminars to take place within various institutes including Pace University, the United Nations and a range of Alternate Dispute Organisations.


Trimester 3:

  • 2 weeks of intensive teaching and learning in Sri Lanka (4 hrs face to face seminar per day for 10 days in Sri Lanka)
  •  Seminars to take place within various institutes including University of Colombo, Sri Lankan Courts and the Attorney General’s department

The Deakin Law School reserves the right to not offer a study tour in any given year entirely at its discretion. Indication of interest in a study tour is not an assurance that the study tour will be offered.  Students should always identify an alternative unit to a study tour unit when planning their course.


The study tour will cover the various alternate dispute resolution intruments used to resolve international commercial law disputes. The topics will be taught by the Director of International Commercial Law, Pace University, Senior Lecturer Pace University, New York based Judges, Mediators and Arbitrators.  Most importantly, the students will have the opportunity to visit state and federal courts, alternative dispute resolutions institutions, the United Nations, Wall Street and  local law firms. Students will also have an opportunity to network with Alumni located in New York.  The students will gain important experience in international learning, social skills and teaming building while on the study tour.


Assessment 1 - Participation in all academic activities of the study tour - 20%

Assessment 2: (Individual) - Written travel journal (3000 words) - 40%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Written research assignment on an approved legal topic (3000) - 40%

Hurdle requirement: Study tour students must obtain 100% for Assessment 1, and 50% for Assessment 2 & 3 in order to pass this unit

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