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Law of Obligations (7042.4)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice


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  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167574) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151543) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140094) - View

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This unit is designed to introduce participants to the scope of civil obligations in Australia and to provide participants with an understanding of the policy and principles governing the law of torts and the law of restitution. The emphasis of the course is on the law of torts.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Acquire an understanding of the basic principles of Australian torts law and civil obligations law;

2. Acquire an understanding of the development of the law in response to change and those key issues of policy which lie behind the law;

3. Acquire an understanding of the practice of the exercise of rights in this field, including the statutory and common law frameworks, and issues arising which affect such rights;

4. Apply their knowledge of obligations law to hypothetical fact situations to determine an appropriate outcome;

5. Identify and analyse difficulties that may arise in the application of these legal principles; and

6. Identify and discuss potential for further law reform.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Four hours per week.


Completion of Legal Systems or equivalent. Entry to the LLB program.

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