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LA2019 - Torts A - Specific Torts

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

A study of case, statutory and text materials concerning civil wrongs. Topics cover intentional wrongs to the person, goods and land, nuisance, defamation, strict liability, statutory duties and other miscellaneous matters.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop students understanding of fundamental underlying principles at work in the law of torts, as well as the dynamics of the case law system.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate IT tools;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively.
Prerequisites: (LA1101 and LA1102) or LA1007
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA1003 and LA1011

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore
Lecturer: Mr Luke Neal.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); on course assessment (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
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.