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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 1014

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101578

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

The aim of this course is, to convey knowledge and comprehension of the basic principles of negligence and trespass, and introduce students to the basic aspects of oral communication in law, including: small group presentations, oral legal argument, and client interviewing.

Course content

Torts A develops students’ knowledge and understanding of tort law and its purposes and their skills in problem solving, case analysis and communication in the legal context.
The material covered in this course includes:

  • Trespass
  • Trespass to the person
  • Trespass to land
  • Trespass to personal property
  • Defences
  • Remedies
  • Negligence
  • Introduction to duty of care
  • Breach
  • Damage
  • Defences
  • Workers’ Compensation

Textbook(s)

Sappideen, C, Vines, P & Watson, P 2016, Torts: Commentary and Materials, 12th edition, Thomson Reuters (Lawbook Co), Pyrmont, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Written assignment: case analysis (early assessment) 1000 words 15% N/A
Problem solving exercise 1500 word equivalent 25% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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