LAW370 Family Law

Updated: 20 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 36cp in Law including (LS100 or LAW100) and (LS101 or LAW101)
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LS270 or LS370 or LLM570
Notes None
Combined Units LLM570 - Family Law
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

Family law is relevant for students interested in legal practice in general or specialist firms. In practice it is a highly procedural area of law requiring a sound knowledge of both case law and statute. It is also an area subject to vigorous policy debates. The changing nature of society's interpretation of 'what is a family', as well as the constantly changing nature and composition of Australian society in the last few decades, makes family law a volatile and contentious subject.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate broad and highly-developed knowledge of key principles of family law, and the relevant legislative provisions and case law;
  2. demonstrate skill in locating both primary and secondary sources, and use cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in analysing the effectiveness of the current Family Law framework; the policy issues raised by family law; and consider the broad range of perspectives and values that are relevant to family law;
  3. identify the legal issues in a family law dispute and apply the principles of family law creatively and with initiative; and
  4. construct a well-argued written advice for a range of interested parties that is clear and coherent.