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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 1032

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
172672

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

This course will introduce students to the concept of civil wrongs. It will provide a foundational overview of the law of torts, including the principles, doctrines, concepts, and rules that have been developed by the courts over many hundreds of years. This course will explore a range of torts, including negligence, trespass, and nuisance. It will provide students with an introduction to the skills required for the study and practice of law, including written legal communication, legal problem solving, legal argument, and legal reasoning.

Course content

  • The Structure and Principles of tort law
  • Negligence, including defences and damages
  • Statutory Alternatives to Negligence
  • A representative range of torts (other than negligence) and their defences

Textbook(s)

Julia Davis, Marco Rizzi, Kate Offer 2020, Connecting with Tort Law, 2nd, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LAWS 1027 Common Law in Context

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
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
Problem solving exercise 1500 word equivalent 40% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4C)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

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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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