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LAWS75-202: Tort Law

Description

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.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeLAWS75-202
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 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.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

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):

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