Courses & Units

Torts LAW106

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Torts
Unit code LAW106
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Associate Professor Jane Nielsen
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe the key elements of the Torts of trespass, nuisance, negligence and defamation.
  • Critically apply case law and legislation to hypothetical factual scenarios in order to predict how a judge might resolve issues arising on those facts.
  • Research and assess relevant legal policy considerations as they apply to the development and application of Tort laws.
  • 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 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $1,828.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

LAW256

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lecture: 1 hour weekly online

Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours weekly face-to-face (commencing in Week 2 of semester)

AssessmentExam (50%)|Letter of Advice (30%)|Oral advice to client (10%)|Tutorial Preparation for one tutorial (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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