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LLB243 Family Law

Legal professionals assisting clients who are entering into relationships or experiencing relationship breakdown are involved in helping them plan their future financial and parenting arrangements. Their role, when assisting clients after separation, is to help their clients find the most appropriate forms of dispute resolution and to minimise conflict experienced by family members, particularly where there are children. Family lawyers are most often engaged in matters involving future arrangements for children and financial issues, such as property settlement, spousal maintenance and child support. They also assist clients in applications to seek protection for family violence. This unit is important if you are considering working anywhere within the family law system or in general practice. It is an elective in the law degree.

Unit information

Unit code
LLB243
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School/Discipline
Law School
Study area
Law and justice
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Summer 2, 2019 (Block) 7 January 2019 - 22 February 2019 Gardens Point
Summer 2, 2019 7 January 2019 - 22 February 2019 Gardens Point (External)
Semester 2, 2019 22 July 2019 - 15 November 2019 Gardens Point
Gardens Point (External)
Semester 2, 2020 20 July 2020 - 13 November 2020 Gardens Point
Gardens Point (External)
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $1,369
2020: $1,394
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $2,640
2020: $2,748
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $3,624
2020: $3,780

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
LLB105 or LLB107 or LWB146. LLB107 can be studied in the same teaching period as LLB243
Anti-requisites
LWB302

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Summer Semester details

Dates
7 January 2019 - 22 February 2019
Class days
This unit will be taught in intensive/block mode. Timetable information will be available in HiQ by September.
Fee type
Tuition Fee
Restrictions
No restrictions: this unit is available to all QUT students and single-unit study and cross institutional students.
Notes
This is a summer tuition fee unit at the undergraduate level. Standard tuition fees apply. Eligible students may apply for FEE-HELP in eStudent including Cross Institutional and QUT students in a Commonwealth supported place who are required to pay tuition fees. Fee costs will be available in October.

Unit outlines

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Summer 2, 2019