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LAW7283 - Loss, causation and damages

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Mr Peter Crofts/Mr Randall Kune


City Term 2 2007 (On-campus)
City Trimester 2 2007 (On-campus)


Overview of the law relating to damages
Role of the expert in the assessment of damages.
Subject topics:
The nature of damages
Causation and remoteness
Mitigation of loss
Categories of damages - including Tort, Contract, Product liability, Trade Practices, equitable damages, criminal damages.
Measure of damages


At the successful completion of this subject the student should be able to:

  1. identify the basic rules of law relating to damages;
  2. apply those rules of law to the assessment of damages.


This Subject will be assessed as Pass or Fail only and no grades will be allocated.
There will be ongoing assessment including reflective activities, case studies, assignments and a final assessment task. Participation in the online discussion group will also be required.


LAW7281 and LAW7282.