MLL213 - Torts

Year:

2021 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 (including combined Law awards) students only
Prerequisite: Nil
Corequisite:

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

Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (2 hours) + 2 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (2 hours) + 2 hour online seminar (live streamed and recording provided) 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.

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