LLM570 Family Law

Updated: 21 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 candidature in JD or LLM or SJD prior to 2015; or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule a or b - Australian); or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule a or b - non-Australian) and LLM533; or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule c) and 48cp including LLM533
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LAW370 or LS270 or LS370
Notes None
Combined Units LAW370 - 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 command and coherent mastery of the nature and scope of the applicable case law, theoretical concepts, legislative provisions and key principles of family law;
  2. critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate the effectiveness of the current family law framework; engage in legal reasoning and argument, using legal research skills and discourse to provide relevant insight to family law issues from a broad range of perspectives, values and contexts;
  3. use initiative and creative skills to identify legal issues from a set of hypothetical facts relating to a family law dispute; apply professional judgement and critical reflection to determine the obligations of those involved in the dispute; and
  4. produce clear and coherent written communications that are based upon analysis, synthesis and legal reasoning to advise interested parties about family law issues.