Advanced Tort Law - JURD7343

Faculty: Faculty of Law

School: Faculty of Law

Course Outline: See below

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 36UOC of JD courses for students enrolled prior to 2013. Students enrolled after 2013 must have completed 72 UOC of JD. Co-requisite: Resolving Civil Disputes (JURD7271)

Equivalent: LAWS3143

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The law of torts is one of the most significant areas of private law, being the dominant area which vindicates wrongs in the civil arena. Since the basic torts course covers intentional torts, nuisance and negligence this course seeks to go beyond those to consider major issues and difficulties in the law of torts. These include doctrinal issues such as the interface between administrative and tort law in relation to liability of public authorities; theoretical issues such as how responsibility is considered in tort law, and the impact of various torts on society. Since JURD7161 Torts emphasises personal injury, we consider economic loss and the economic torts in this course.

This course is recommended for anyone entering into private practice and those interested in civil litigation as it will significantly expand the student's knowledge of the law of torts, especially in areas of governmental liability and commercial torts.

More information can be found on the Course Outline Website.

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