MLL213 - Torts

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: (For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Prerequisite: Nil
Corequisite:

Students enrolled before 2019: MLL110
Students commencing from 2019: MLL110 and MLL113

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Campus: 3h class + 1h seminar per week

Cloud(online): 3h class (recordings provided) + 1h online seminar per week

Content

The unit introduces students to the major areas of tort law. It is intended to convey an appreciation of the principles and policies involved in tort law and to study those areas of tort law which are most commonly relied upon in practice. The unit covers both common law principles and the statutory tort reforms. The syllabus includes an introduction to the nature and range of tort liability; intentional interference to the person and land (battery, false imprisonment, assault, trespass to land, and the tort of intentional infliction of harm), and defences; negligence; nuisance; breach of statutory duty; vicarious liability; actions arising out of the death of another person; and remedies, in particular damages. The negligence component will cover a wide range of negligence claims, with a focus on claims for personal injury (including psychiatric injury), and deal with the elements of negligence, causation, contribution, proportionate liability, and defences.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Problem-based Written Assessment (2500 words) – 40%
Examination (2 hours) - 60%

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