Torts Law G (11435.1)
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|Canberra Law School||Graduate Level|| 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)
This unit may be co-taught with an undergraduate version of the unit.
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 complex tort law fact scenarios in problem solving; and
3. Apply 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
Prerequisites11431 Foundations of Law and Justice G or equivalent.
Equivalent units6781 Law of Obligations G
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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).
We will be working with the Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002 (ACT) as our primary piece of legislation. I suggest that you print a double sided hardcopy on A4 paper, with two pages of legislation to side (about 60 sheets all together). Start annotating it with your comments and adding index notes as you work through the semester. You may be able to work with a soft copy; however, working with a hard copy will improve your learning.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums