Courses & Units

Torts LAW106

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit introduces an important area of private law, and examines the historical development and operation of specific Torts including trespass to person, nuisance, negligence, defamation and relevant intersecting laws. It also considers the relationship between various areas of Tort Law, and other areas of private law. The Unit develops students' confidence in legal research, analysis, providing legal advice and problem solving.


Unit name Torts
Unit code LAW106
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law

Associate Professor Jane Nielsen

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and describe the key elements of the Torts of trespass, nuisance, negligence and defamation.
  2. Critically apply case law and legislation to hypothetical factual scenarios in order to predict how a judge might resolve issues arising on those facts.
  3. Research and assess relevant legal policy considerations as they apply to the development and application of Tort laws.
  4. Communicate verbally and in writing complex case law and legislation, using plain English.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090900 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $1,812.50

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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:




Task 1: Tutorial Preparation for one tutorials (10%)

Task 2: 10-15 minute oral advice to client, 10%

Task 3: 2500 word Letter of Advice, (30%)

Task 4: 2 hour Exam, (50%)

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