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Principles of torts (6 points)


Leader: Ms Suzie Linden

City T2-58 2003 (Off-campus)
City T3-58 2003 (Off-campus)
City T2-58 2004 (Off-campus)
City T3-58 2004 (Off-campus)

Synopsis: This subject give students an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of tort law and of the policies underlying them. It will examine the principal common law torts, including negligence and defamation, and the relationship between common law rights and remedies and relevant State and Federal legislation. Students will become familiar with policy issues such as loss distribution and the role of compulsory insurance. The subject will include an introduction to comparable systems of compensation in relevant overseas jurisdictions.

Assessment: Memorandum of Advice: 30% + Final examination: 70%

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