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2014 LAW224 Torts B

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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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)

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

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.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: To be advised

TEACHING PATTERN: 2/3x50-min lectures weekly, 50-min tutorial fortnightly

REQUISITE INFO
Coreq LAW223
Prereq LAW121 AND LAW122 AND Completion of first year in another degree OR Completion of a bachelor degree

STAFF: TBA

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