Courses & Units

Torts A LAW223

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

Note: Compulsory unit (LAW223 Torts A and LAW224 Torts B are a full year program and must be taken in the same calendar year).


Introduces students to the elements of tort liability and provides 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 A provides detailed coverage of the intentional torts of assault, battery, false imprisonment, trespass to land and goods, conversion, detinue, and the special torts of defamation and nuisance. Particular attention is also given to the defences to the intentional torts, the tortious causes of action available in cases of medical treatment, and remedies. Torts B focuses on the general principles of negligence as well as more specific areas such as medical negligence, negligent misstatement and pure economic loss. It deals with statutory schemes of compensation in addition to the common law remedies. Practical skills incorporated into both Torts A and B include legal problem solving, legal reasoning and oral presentation.


Unit name Torts A
Unit code LAW223
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
Teaching staff TBA
Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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  • LAW121 AND LAW122 AND Completion of first year in another degree OR Completion of a bachelor degree



Teaching Pattern2/3x50-min lectures weekly, 50-min tutorial fortnightly
AssessmentTo be advised
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RequiredInformation about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.