Teaching dispute resolution in the first year for law student well-being

Duffy, James & Field, Rachael M. (2015) Teaching dispute resolution in the first year for law student well-being. In National Wellness for Law Forum, 5 - 6 February 2015, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.


At the QUT Law School, the most recent curriculum review responded to an increasing demand from the profession for law graduates to be equipped with dispute resolution knowledge, skills and attitudes. From 2015, a compulsory dispute resolution subject will be a critical part of an intentionally designed core first year curriculum. It is important for the Law School at QUT that no graduate of the new curriculum will leave our institution without real world dispute resolution knowledge and skills. This initiative is also grounded in evidenced-based research about the benefits for student well-being that derive from the subject content and pedagogy of dispute resolution. This paper explains why teaching dispute resolution in the first year of the law degree is an important strategy for promoting the well-being of law students.

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ID Code: 81727
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Alternative dispute resolution, Psychological well-being, Legal education, First year
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Authors
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2015 23:30
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2015 23:30

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