LAWS 2013 Torts Law

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200008

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Description The unit introduces students to the legal principles and policy of a variety of torts, defences and remedies. The unit also introduces students to the generic legal skills of case reading and, analysis and note taking, statutory interpretation and legal problem solving, as well as placing the law in the wider political and social context.

School Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Co-requisite(s) LAWS 1006 OR
LAWS 1003

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Discuss the key principles of Australian torts law prescribed by accrediting authorities.
  2. Explain the relationship between common law, legislation and policy in a torts context
  3. Apply principles and processes of legal reasoning including case analysis and statutory interpretation to analyse and resolve torts legal problems.
  4. Develop clear, concise and persuasive arguments to write answers to legal problems

Subject Content

Comparative role of tort law, criminal law, contract law and no-fault compensation schemes
Intentional torts
Negligence
Defences
Remedies in tort actions
Concurrent liability

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Online Quizzes 30 minutes each 20 N Individual
Essay - Problem Based assignment 2,000 words 35 N Individual
Essay 2,500 words 45 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Martin Davies and Ian Malkin, Focus Torts (9th edition, LexisNexis Australia)

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

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