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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Identify and describe the key elements of the Torts of trespass, nuisance, negligence and defamation.
- Critically apply case law and legislation to hypothetical factual scenarios in order to predict how a judge might resolve issues arising on those facts.
- Research and assess relevant legal policy considerations as they apply to the development and application of Tort laws.
- Communicate verbally and in writing complex case law and legislation, using plain English.
- Introduction to Tort
- Law/Intentional Torts to the Person
- Intentional Torts to the Person/Nuisance
- Introduction to Negligence/Duty of Care
- Duty of Care
- Duty of Care Special Categories
- Breach of Duty
- Damage/Defences to Negligence/Strict Liability
- Strict Liability/Overview of Damages/Overview of Negligence
- Medical Battery/Medical Negligence
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This subject introduces an important area of private law, and examines the historical development and operation of specific Torts including trespass to person, nuisance, negligence, defamation and relevant intersecting laws. It also considers the relationship between various areas of Tort Law, and other areas of private law. The subject develops students' confidence in legal research, analysis, providing legal advice and problem solving.
- Major assignment (40%)
- Tutorial Paper (10%)
- Exam (40%)
- Oral Advice to Client (10%)
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