Torts Law (11278.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: 1. Identify and explain the legal systems and principles underpinning torts law;
2. Apply legal systems and principles to tort law fact scenarios in problem solving; and
3. Demonstrate effective legal communication, research and negotiation skills and apply them to torts law problems.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Tort Law is representative of the evolving synthesis between case law and statutory law in Australia. It is sufficiently dynamic to be interesting and is sufficiently relevant to be a good introduction to legal practice. As such it addresses a range of graduate attributes for people intending to enter legal practice or otherwise.
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws course. Students must have passed 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.
Equivalent units7042 Law of Obligations
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Benedict Sheehy|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Benedict Sheehy|
The text book for the unit is Bernadette Richards and Melissa de Zwart, Tort Law Principles (Thomson Reuters, 2nd, 2016). The text book is available from publisher, 'The School Locker' and a variety of other sources. All of the lecture readings will refer to page numbers from the 2nd edition.
I have not set a case book as a mandatory text. Students will need to review Torts cases, as we progress through the unit, so you will need access to a resource. I prefer Carolyn Sappideen, Prue Vines and Penelope Watson,Torts: Commentary and Materials (Thomson Reuters, 13th, 2021).
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums