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Unit of Study LEGL2002 Foundations of Torts (2024)

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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:

explain the role of tort law and how it has been impacted by legislative change, demonstrate legal writing skills appropriate to the role of a paralegal

identify the elements of an action for negligence and for certain other torts

describe the processes by which claims for compensation are pursued and damages are assessed

apply to factual situations the principles of liability to pay compensation.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz40%
Professional Writing60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz40%
Professional Writing60%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Davis, J, Rizzi, M & Offer, K, 2020, Connecting with Tort Law, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195593877 (Print version); 9780190313746 (eBook).
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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