Introduces students to the Law of Torts by examining the history and development of torts, and the growth of statutory compensation alternatives to traditional actions in Tort. Examines the substantive law by reference to legislation and case-law applicable to intentional torts, economic torts and the tort of defamation and enables students to obtain an in depth understanding of newer areas of tortious liability .
- Foundations of Tort Law
- History and Development of the Law of Torts
- Formulating Responses to Problems in tort
- Statutory Compensation Schemes for Torts Claims
- Trespass and Case
- Deceit and Injurious Falsehood
- Trespass to Land
- Trespass to Goods/Personal Property
- Trespass to the Person
- Miscellaneous Intentional Torts
- Defences to Intentional Torts
- Injurious Falsehood
- Passing Off
- Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
- Intentionally Procuring a breach of Contract
- Interference with a trade or Business by Unlawful Means
- Misfeasance in a Public Office
- Public Nuisance
- Private Nuisance
- Defences and Remedies to Defamation
- Invasion of Privacy
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||develop high level skills in the analysis of legal problems in tort, and formulate appropriate written responses to demonstrate those skills.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of the torts of defamation, trespass and nuisance; economic and intentional torts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Demonstrate an ability to develop a sustained legal argument both orally and in writing in a logical and effective way and apply case law and legislative provisions to solve factual legal problems relating to the law of torts;||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
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