Provides a basic understanding of the principles upon which liability to pay compensation is based through detailed study of a number of tort actions including negligence, trespass, nuisance and defamation. Evaluate examples of the various forms of conduct and states of mind which can give rise to liability, and the different consequences which may be compensated. Critically examine the effectiveness of the law of torts in achieving its principal objective of deterrence, resource allocation, compensation and loss distribution.
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||explain the core concepts and principles of torts law, including negligence, nuisance, trespass and defamation|
|2||identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning to develop justifiable responses to torts law problems|
|3||research and construct a sustained and persuasive legal argument|
|4||communicate effectively both orally and in writing for legal audience.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- explain the core concepts and principles of torts law, including negligence, nuisance, trespass and defamation
- identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning to develop justifiable responses to torts law problems
- research and construct a sustained and persuasive legal argument
- communicate effectively both orally and in writing for legal audience.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Davies M, Malkin I, 2021, Focus Torts, 9th edition, LexisNexis Australia, Australia. ISBN: 9780409351460 (Ebook: 9780409351477).
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