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LAWS75-107: Foundations of Private Law

Description

Foundations of Private Law is an introductory compulsory subject in the Juris Doctor program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject introduces the structure and sources of private law and the process of private law reasoning. It also provides an overview of tort law, examines a range of specific torts including nuisance and trespass, and considers relevant remedies as well as vicarious liability. Emphasis is placed on the development of legal writing and drafting skills.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeLAWS75-107
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,930
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,110

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of the following legal topics: the structure and sources of private law; the process of private law reasoning and associated skills; the law of selected torts (other than negligence) such as trespass actions and nuisance; vicarious liability; and defences to torts.
2. Demonstrate competency in exercising the following skill at an introductory level, with creativity, initiative and autonomy: legal writing and drafting.
3. Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, including a commitment to: learning and working autonomously, accountably and reflectively; behaving ethically and responsibly; and managing time effectively and meeting deadlines.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Only available where included in a student's admitted program study plan OR to approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange Students.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start09/09/2019
Cancellation 1?23/09/2019
Cancellation 2?30/09/2019
Last enrolment22/09/2019
Withdraw – Financial?05/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?26/10/2019
Teaching census?04/10/2019
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start25/05/2020
Cancellation 1?08/06/2020
Cancellation 2?15/06/2020
Last enrolment07/06/2020
Withdraw – Financial?20/06/2020
Withdraw – Academic?11/07/2020
Teaching census?19/06/2020