USA TORT LAW
Credit points: 15
This subject examines that body of American law intended to compensate individuals for personal injuries. This survey course explores the concepts of negligence, intentional torts, strict liability, products liability, defamation, nuisance, and misrepresentation. It will examine defenses and immunities to torts liability as well. We will identify some of the basic aims of torts law, such as compensation for injury, corrective justice, risk distribution, and deterrence and assess the torts system's success in advancing these societal aims.
FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law
Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Understanding torts||Prescribed||John L. Diamond, Lawrence C. Levine, M. Stuart Madden||4TH EDN, LEXIS PUBLISHING, 2010|
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Melbourne, 2014, Week 09-09, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGordon Walker
Five 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 6,000-7,000-word take-home examination||90|