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LA2019 - Torts A - Specific Torts

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
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

  • describe some of the concepts that underpin the law of torts including the values and assumptions inherent in the law of torts and the impact/implications of that law on the social life of Australians;
  • explain the principles and rules relevant to particular areas of the law of torts in Australia, including trespass, nuisance, defamation and other miscellaneous intentional torts;
  • identify possible tortious issues in legal problems, and through extraction of legal principles from primary and secondary sources explain how the law of torts would apply to resolve those issues;
  • convey information accurately and effectively in both written and oral form appropriate to the chosen audience;
  • demonstrate the ability to work effectively both independently and where required collaboratively to meet assessment requirements. Identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
Prerequisites: (LA1101 and LA1102) or LA1007
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA1003 and LA1011

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 22-Mar-2018
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 22-Mar-2018
    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.