|Interim Trimester 1, 2023 Toowoomba On-campus|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||24 September 2023|
Course Coordinator: Kathy Reeves
Family law is a major area of legal practice which also overlaps with important social issues. The course will focus on the main areas to equip students with the ability to practice in Family Law. In relation to children's issues the course will maintain a child-centred focus to give students direction as to the requirements of the courts and the community that the best interests of the child should be taken into account. The course will also focus on the dispute resolution processes that pertain to Family disputes in a changing policy and legal environment.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Demonstrate [interpret and synthesise] an understanding of a coherent body of knowledge of family law, and the broader contexts in which family law issues arise (PO1, TLO1);
- Identify and articulate family legal issues, and apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to family legal issues (PO3, TLO3);
- Demonstrate [apply] the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues relating to family law (PO4, TLO4);
- Communicate family law issues in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences (PO5, TLO5); and
- Identify applicable legislation and delegated legislation in family law, and deploy appropriate techniques in the course of solving interpretative problems in family law (PO7).
|1.||Introduction to family law||10.00|
|2.||The legal framework||10.00|
|3.||Concept of Family/Marriage/Nullity and Divorce||10.00|
|8.||Family violence and abuse||10.00|
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Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
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