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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an advanced understanding of select areas of tort law that raise issues of the interaction between common law and statute and the inter-relation between concepts used in different torts;
- use critical thinking skills and exercise judgement in analysing select rules of tort law, their relationship with other part of tort law and other areas of law, and their underlying social, economic and political contexts; and
- use initiative and judgement to identify and construct a persuasive and coherent legal argument that evidences appropriate knowledge of tort law principles and applies those principles to concrete facts situations.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
UNE-LAW301-Succession and UNE-LAW101-Law in Context and UNE-LAW102-Legal Professional Skills and UNE-LAW157-Alternative Dispute Resolution, or UNE-LAW164-Law and First Peoples of Australia, or UNE-LAW270-Interviewing for Advocacy and UNE-LAW100-Foundations of Law and UNE-LAW162-Criminal Law and UNE-LAW172-Contract Law and UNE-LAW131-Torts Law ;
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in the Bachelor of Laws (4 Years). To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This unit builds on the material covered in the compulsory first-year units LS231 and LS232, covering certain areas of tort and tortious liability in greater detail. In particular, emphasis is placed on changes to the common law made by the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW).
Written Assessment: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Open Book Examination: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Written Assessment (40%)
- Open Book Examination (60%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.