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MLL213 - Torts

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S, W, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:(For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:S Erbacher

J Bagust (W), D Mendelson/M Bagaric (B), S Erbacher (S, X), S Christie (X-CBD)

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 4 x 1 hour lectures per week, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per fortnight
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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; negligence; nuisance; breach of statutory duty, vicarious liability; actions arising out of the death of another person; remedies. The negligence component will cover a wide range of negligence claims, with a focus on claims for personal injury (including psychiatric injury).


Written Assignment 2500 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

Unit Fee Information

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