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LA2020 - Torts B - Negligence

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

This subject focuses on how the private law regulates conduct between members of society, primarily through the imposition of a duty to compensate for wrongfully caused harm. The tort of negligence will form the focus of study, with breach of statutory duty, survival actions, wrongful death and breach of statutory duty also canvassed. Students will continue the critique (undertaken in foundational law subjects) of the concept of fault as a basis for liability and consider how it affects contemporary society primarily in Australian jurisdictions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how the law of negligence has developed in response to economic, political and societal changes;
  • Develop a written outline of argument in relation to legal problem and present orally in a Moot Court setting;
  • Analyse and explain the principles and rules relevant to the law of negligence, breach of statutory duty and other miscellaneous duties;
  • Interpret civil liability legislation and apply to a variety of legal scenarios;
  • Identify possible tortious issues in legal problems and explain how the law of torts would apply to resolve those issues.
Prerequisites: (LA1101 and LA1102) or LA1007
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA1003 and LA1012

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore, Mr Luke Neal.
Contact hours:
  • 38 hours - 38 hours of blended face-to-face 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 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore, 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%).

      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.