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LA2019 - Torts A - Specific Torts

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

In this subject students will be introduced to the nature of the law of torts and to a number of discrete torts including trespass to the person, land and goods, nuisance, defamation and other miscellaneous intentional torts. The subject will allow students to continue to develop problem solving skills and other technical skills relevant to real world legal practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain some of the concepts that underpin the law of torts;
  • Explain the principles and rules relevant to particular areas of the law of torts in Australia, including trespass, nuisance, defamation and other intentional torts;
  • Identify possible tortious issues in legal problems, and explain how the law of torts would apply to resolve those issues;
  • Develop a written outline of argument in relation to a legal problem;
  • Collaborate effectively to resolve authentic legal problems and scenarios.
Prerequisites: (LA1101 and LA1102) or LA1007
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA1003 and LA1011

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Mr Luke Neal.
Contact hours:
  • 38 hours - 38 hours of blended face-to-face and online delivery, consisting of a minimum of 26 hours face-to-face delivery.
    Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); on course assessment (40%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coordinator: Mr Luke Neal
    Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore, Mr Peter Boulot, Mr Luke Neal.
    Contact hours:
    • 38 hours - 38 hours of blended face-to-face and online delivery, consisting of a minimum of 26 hours of face-to-face delivery.
      Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); on course assessment (40%).

      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.