SPECIAL NOTE: Compulsory unit (LAW223 Torts A and
LAW224 Torts B are a full year program and must be taken in the same calendar year).
Introduces students to the elements of tort liability and provides a comprehensive survey of the principal causes of action in the Law of Torts as well as assessing the impact of tort law reforms through the
Civil Liability Act 2002 (Tas). Torts A provides detailed coverage of the intentional torts of assault, battery, false imprisonment, trespass to land and goods, conversion, detinue, and the special torts of defamation and nuisance. Particular attention is also given to the defences to the intentional torts, the tortious causes of action available in cases of medical treatment, and remedies. Torts B focuses on the general principles of negligence as well as more specific areas such as medical negligence, negligent misstatement and pure economic loss. It deals with statutory schemes of compensation in addition to the common law remedies. Practical skills incorporated into both Torts A and B include legal problem solving, legal reasoning and oral presentation.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.