Tort Law is a compulsory subject in the Juris Doctor program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject focuses on the elements of liability in the tort of negligence, including duty of care, breach of duty, damages, and defences to liability. Attention is also paid to the general issue of the balance of risk and benefit in establishing liability and to particular problems associated with establishing a duty of care in negligence. Emphasis is placed on the development of legal research and reasoning skills.
|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
1. Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of the following legal topics: the fundamental elements of the tort of negligence; the assessment of tort damages; and the role of negligence within the system of accident compensation as a whole.
2. Demonstrate competency in exercising the following skill at an intermediate level, with creativity, initiative and autonomy: legal research and reasoning.
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.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):
Only available where included in a student's admitted program study plan OR to approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange Students.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
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