Courses & Units

Torts LAW256

Hobart

Note:

Compulsory core unit for students in new Law degrees, which commenced in 2013, with course codes: 63I, 63J, 63K, 63L, 63M, 63N, 63O and 63P. Also degrees commencing 2014 63Q and 63R.

Introduction

Builds on preliminary examination of the law of private obligations introduced in LAW252 Foundations of Private Law by targeting the law of torts. The unit provides students with a comprehensive survey of the principal causes of action in the law of torts, as well as assessing the impact of tort law reforms through the Civil Liability Act 2002 (Tas). Torts covered include intentional torts to the person, nuisance, defamation and negligence. Practical skills include legal problem solving, legal reasoning and oral presentation.

Summary

Unit name Torts
Unit code LAW256
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Dr Jane Nielsen

Teaching staff

Dr Jane Nielsen

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $1,561.00 090900

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

LAW252 AND LAW255

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 x 50-min lectures weekly, tutorials TBA

Assessment

2hr open book examination (50%), letter writing exercise 2500 words (40%), tutorial preparation (10%).

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Textbooks

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