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|Cohort rule:||(For Bachelor of Laws students only)|
|Contact hours:||Instruction in this unit is offered online.|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications|
The Bachelor of Laws degree at Deakin University has been designed to integrate the study of legal theory with the elements of legal practice. The curriculum combines theoretical and practical training, and provides opportunities for students to take part in a number of practical legal skill exercises during the Bachelor of Laws degree. MLL020 Mediation is the second of four compulsory dispute resolution tasks along with MLL010 Moot, MLL030 Arbitration and MLL040 Witness Examination.
Mediation is essentially a voluntary and non-coercive procedure which is designed to arrive at an amicable settlement of a dispute on a non-adversarial basis. The procedure generally involves the selection of a neutral third party to bring together the parties as a facilitator of on-going discussions and who assists the parties to reach a mutual settlement of their differences.
In MLL020 Mediation students (in teams) participate in a mediation on a hypothetical fact scenario. Students are assessed on: the Negotiation Plan submitted to the Mediator; knowledge of the law and development of argument; application of the law to the facts of the problem; ability to answer questions – responsiveness, composure, perception of the question’s meaning; confidence, style, poise, courtesy, demeanour and delivery; and time management and organisation – flexibility, comprehensiveness, clarity
Oral performance in ‘Practical Legal Skills Week’ 100%