- Code LAWS8142
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
While the course has a public sector orientation, it is designed to provide non-lawyers with an overview of tort law and to provide law graduates with an up-to-date review of basic principle and critical analysis of recent developments. There is some flexibility in the content. Topics to be covered include:
- the field of tort law;
- modern principles of negligence;
- negligent liability of public authorities, with particular attention to failure to exercise a statutory power, and economic loss;
- breach of statutory duty;
- misfeasance in public office.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify and explain their understanding of the shape of, and trends in, modern tort law;
- Explain, critically examine and apply the principles of negligence, especially in their particular application to governments and public authorities;
- Identify and critically evaluate the application and operation of the separate torts of nuisance, breach of statutory duty and misfeasance in public office;
- Research, explain and critically examine policy issues involved to demonstrate cognitive , technical and creative skills to understand application and appreciation of, the intersection of tort law with other principles and bodies of law; and
- Independently plan and execute a research project to demonstrate legal research skills, principles and methodologies to undertake critical analysis and application of issues arising in tort law and public authorities.
- 1. Class Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 2. Research Essay (90) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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- Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
- Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have three contact hours per week.
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