LAW42110 Dispute Analysis &Intervention

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module focuses on disputes and ways to manage and resolve them. The module looks at:

- Conflict and Dispute Resolution;
- Alternative Dispute Resolution;
- Communication Skills; and
- Mediation Theory.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this Module, students should be able to :

1. Compare and contrast different approaches to analysing conflict

2. Apply conflict analysis to conflict situations and recommend interventions.

3. Determine how different types of communication can either contribute to or help resolve conflict

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Curricular information is subject to change

Indicative Module Content:


- Studying Conflict & Disputes
- Causes of Conflict
- First Responders
- Conflict & the Courts
- Conflict Styles
- Responding to Conflict
- The Brain & Conflict
- Resolution
- Case Studies
- Conflict Analysis

- Alternative or Appropriate?
- Dispute Prevention
- Fitting the Forum to the Fuss
- Collective Dispute Resolution
- Adjudicative Processes
- Other Processes & Global Developments
- Hybrids
-The Future of Dispute Resolution
- Arbitration
- Facilitative Processes

- Communication & Conflict
- Communication Theories
- Communication in Dispute Resolution
- Difficult Conversations
- Effective Communication
- Communication Techniques
- Analysing Communication
- Communicating Online
- The Science of Communication
- Culture & Communication

- Principles of MediationL01
- The Mediator
- The Future of Mediation
- Mediation & Justice
- Co-mediation
- Judges & Mediation
-Suitable Disputes
- Mandatory Mediation
- Mediation Styles
- Ethical Practice

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module is delivered in online learning units which students will engage with in their own time, and which include periodic self assessment exercises that enable students to plot and manage their progress. Online learning will be supplemented by a scheduled live session or sessions involving interaction and exercises with Faculty and fellow students. The module is assessed via an online Multiple Choice Question examination. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: A multiple choice exam to be completed online within a prescribed time-frame Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive feedback through online exercise activity and and online live sessions from faculty and classmates.

Name Role
Ms Sabine Walsh Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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