Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
LLB courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree programs.
This course is Part B of a multi-term sequence. Part A must be successfully completed before undertaking Part B. The separate elements of the sequence must be completed in consecutive terms ie without an intervening term.
Examines the rules of law by which liability for civil wrongs is imposed. Both common law and statutory schemes are considered, including defences, remedies and the assessment of damages.
The objectives of the course are to promote and enhance:
1. Knowledge and understanding of legal process and methods.
2. Knowledge and understanding of substantive areas of the law of tort.
3. Critical appreciation of the role of tort law in the civil justice system and contemporary Australian society more generally.
4. Ability to employ legal techniques and approaches to resolve practical problems in tort.
This course will introduce students to the rules and processes of law which impose liability for civil wrongs including:
1.Historical Background and Contemporary Issues
4.Strict Liability Torts, including Liability for Animals and Breach of Statutory Duty
5.Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable Duty
6.Remedies and Assessment of Damages
7.Overview of Non-Tortious Compensation Schemes
9.Assessment of Damages
LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A and LAWS1002B for students enrolled in combined law degree programs
Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term