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.
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Associate Professor Jane Nielsen
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- 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.
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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