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LA2020 - Torts B - Negligence

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

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

  • describe some of the concepts that underpin the law of torts in particular the concept of fault and explain how the law of torts has developed in response to economic, political and societal changes;
  • explain how the law of negligence and other tortious duties apply in Australia;
  • apply your knowledge of the law of negligence and other tortious duties to research primary and secondary resources and respond to a range of authentic legal scenarios;
  • 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 LA1012

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Mr Luke Neal.
Workload expectations:
  • 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 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mr Luke Neal
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 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.