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Torts

Undergraduate | TAS-LAW106 | 2024

Study method
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Assessments
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
Duration
14 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

Price from

$2,040

Upfront cost

$0

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Torts

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Identify and describe the key elements of the Torts of trespass, nuisance, negligence and defamation.
    2. Critically apply case law and legislation to hypothetical factual scenarios in order to predict how a judge might resolve issues arising on those facts.
    3. Research and assess relevant legal policy considerations as they apply to the development and application of Tort laws.
    4. Communicate verbally and in writing complex case law and legislation, using plain English.

Entry requirements

Prior study

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:

one of

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).

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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UndergraduateTAS-LST-DIP

Diploma of Legal Studies

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