LW5603 - Law of Tort

Offering Academic Unit
School of Law
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
For 2013 Cohort and thereafter: LW5621 and LW5622 and LW5602
Equivalent Course(s)
LW2603 (LLB)
LW2603A and LW2603B (LLB) (must have completed both components)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2018/19

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to:

  • examine the nature, scope and objectives of tort law and its interception with other fields of law such as contract and criminal law
  • encourage students to discover the meaning and purpose of tort law, its origins, development and limitations and some of its major issues
  • equip students with a sound knowledge of the substantive rules of tort law
  • develop students':
    • research skills
    • analytical and problem-solving skills
    • effective written and oral communication skills
    • presentation skills and the abilities to express idea in relation to issues in tort law
  • develop an awareness of the social context in which the rules of tort law operate
  • introduce basic practical skills and develop students’ ability to advise and present innovatively on issues of liability in tort.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 or 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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