PRINCIPLES OF TORT LAW

LAW2TOT

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the principles of tort law. Tort law provides a private, civil law action in pursuit of reparation (normally in the form of a monetary award of damages) as compensation for harm inflicted by another, with respect to one of a number of recognised interests of a personal and economic nature. In modern society, most of these interests are vindicated by the pivotal action in negligence, hence the majority of attention is devoted to an understanding of that tort. This subject will also introduce students to other torts including nuisance and trespass.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHannah Robert

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures, concept presentations and tutorials.  Case study assessment exercise, reading and analysis of primary and secondary legal materials.  Quizzes and examination questions.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into :LBLX; LVLGE; LVLGEB; LVLUE; LVLUEB; LWLA; LWLAC; LWLAS; LWLAT; LWLWA; LWLATB; LWLBUS; LWLBUSB; LWLE; LWLEC; LWLEE; LWLF; LWLFI; LWLINT; LWLIR; LWLM; LWLMC; LWLPY; LWLPYB; LWLSC; LWLSCB; LZCOML; LZCRL; LZCRLB; LWLBM; LWLPPE; LWCOML

Co-requisitesLAW1LIM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Focus: Torts

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMartin Davies and Ian Malkin

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeLatest

PublisherLEXISNEXIS BUTTERWORTHS

ISBN 9780409344967

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the language of tort law and its appropriate use.
02. Demonstrate a capacity to identify and explain case-based and statutory tortious principles.
03. Demonstrate an ability to apply case-based and statutory tortious principles to arrive at a solution to a problem raised in a given fact situation.
04. Compose a written legal opinion as it applies to a problem in tort law.
05. Demonstrate an ability to write effectively using the principles of plain legal English.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHannah Robert

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,500 word problem-solving task To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Four on-line quizzes Online quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHannah Robert

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,500 word problem-solving task To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Four on-line quizzes Online quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3