LEGAL306-19Y (HAM)

Dispute Resolution

15 Points

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Paper Description

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An introduction to current and developing dispute resolution techniques. Students are exposed to the theory, general principles and practical dimensions and application of client interviewing, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, advocacy, adjudication and witness examination.
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Paper Structure

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This is a full year course. The teaching component comprises one (1) two hour lecture per week in Semester A and B. In addition there will be six weeks, commencing in Week 2 of Semester A, in which students must attend the two hour allocated workshop. The weeks of the workshops are:

Workshop 1: Client Interviewing - week starting Monday 4 March 2019

Workshop 2: Client Interviewing - week starting Monday 11 March 2019

Workshop 3: Negotiation - week starting Monday 25 March 2019

Workshop 4: Negotiation - week starting Monday 1 April 2019

Workshop 5: Advocacy - week starting Monday 15 July 2019

Workshop 6: Advocacy - week starting Monday 22 July 2019

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Learn and develop an understanding of the wide range of processes available to resolve legal disputes;
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  • Learn and develop an understanding of the practical skills in client interviewing, negotiation and advocacy;
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  • Learn and develop an ability to problem solve in a legal context;
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  • Learn and develop an understanding of the theoretical dimensions of dispute resolution processes;
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  • Learn and develop an understanding of Maori dispute resolution processes.
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  • Learn and develop an understanding of the application of dispute resolution process in legal practice
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Assessment

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For the practical assessments of Client Interviewing, Negotiation and Advocacy, students must sign up prior to the commencement of the particular assessment. Students who do not sign up by the required date may forfeit their mark for that assessment. Sign up instructions will be provided at the lecture and by notice uploaded to Moodle.

If you wish to record any of the above practical assessments, you may do so by bringing your own recording device provided you obtain the consent of the other students participating in the assessment. For the purposes of a review of mark, you must be able to provide evidence as to the time, date and place of the recording you are submitting. It will not be possible to conduct a review of any practical assessment unless it has been recorded and such evidence is provided.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. CLIENT INTERVIEWING & ADVISING
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. NEGOTIATION
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. ADVOCACY (mooting)
25
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box (Law Reception)
4. END OF YEAR TEST
9 Oct 2019
12:00 AM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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All law students are required to purchase, for use in all law papers, a copy of McLay, Murray & Orpin, New Zealand Law Style Guide, 3rd edition, Thomson Reuters (2018). This is available from Bennetts, at an approximate price of $37 including GST.

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Recommended Readings

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Highly Recommended Reading

  1. Peter Spiller (ed) Dispute Resolution in New Zealand (2nd ed)(Oxford University Press, Auckland, 2007)
  2. Ray Fells Effective Negotiation from research to results (3rd ed Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 2016)
  3. L Boulle, V. Goldblatt & P. Green Mediation Skills and Strategies (LexisNexis, Wellington, 2015)
  4. Fisher, R. Ury, W. & Patton, B. Getting to Yes: Negotiating an agreement without giving in (3rd ed) (Penguin Group, USA, 2011)
  5. Sir Bruce Robertson (Ed) Introduction to Advocacy (3rd ed New Zealand Law Society, Wellington, 2014)
  6. Phillip Green (ed) Green & Hunt on Arbitration Law & Practice (looseleaf ed)(Thomson Brookers, Wellington, 2006)
  7. Arbitration Act 1996

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Other resources are provided via Moodle and handouts.
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Online Support

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Online support for this paper is provided via Moodle.

If you require assistance with Moodle, or encounter any problems, please contact the Help Desk. You can send a message to Help Desk by using the instant message service in your paper (from the participants list within the People block). Alternatively, you can email them directly at help@waikato.ac.nz or call 838 4008.

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Workload

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Students should expect to spend 150 hours in total on this paper. In addition to lecture and workshop attendance, significant time will need to be spent on background and complementary reading. Students should allow for periods of more-focused preparation and practice time prior to undergoing the practical assessments and test.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Pre-requisite for LAWS.449 – Mediation: Law Principles and Practice

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Restricted papers: LAWS306

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