This topic is no longer available. See below for details for 2021.
1 x 50-minute lecture weekly 1 x 110-minute seminar fortnightly
1 Admission into BLAWLP-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice 1a Admission into BLAWLPG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) 1b Admission into BLAWLPR-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice 1c Admission into BLAWLPRG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) 1d Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) 1e Admission into BLAWLPRGH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) (Honours) 2 1 of LLAW1223, LLAW1102 3 1 of LLAW1221, LLAW1106 Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e) and 2 and 3)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of LLAW2106, LLAW2311 has been successfully completed
This topic facilitates an advanced exploration of the law of torts in Australia and provides the context in which students acquire expertise in the theory and professional skill of interviewing. Substantive and theoretical areas considered will include: complex issues in relation to duty of care (such as compensation for mental harm) and causation; a study of at least one tort other than negligence (for example defamation or nuisance); the principles supporting recovery for loss other than personal injury (for example economic loss); the relationship of common law to statutory regimes such as theTrade Practices Act; and a comparative survey of accident compensation schemes leading to a critique of the Australian torts model and proposals for its reform.
This topic aims to facilitate participants' learning to assist them to:
Develop an understanding of substantive areas of torts such as defamation and nuisance
Deepen their understanding of complex concepts relating to negligence including novel duty situations and causation
Develop their capacity to analyse hypothetical case studies and accurately apply legal rules and principles to provide a reasoned assessment of the parties' rights and liabilities
Recognise and evaluate differing approaches to accident compensation
Analyse the role and operation of the law of torts in Australia from a range of theoretical perspectives
Develop the skills of scholarly research, legal writing and critical analysis
Understand and apply the theory of interviewing through the development of professional interviewing skills
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:
Describe the mechanisms by which the legal system and other institutions provide for compensation for interference with protected interests
Apply the principles by which the common law chooses to recognise or reject legal claims in respect of interference with protected interests
Contribute to scholarly debates on accident compensation
Critically appraise social institutions, especially the legal system
Extract the principles of the law from primary legal sources
Communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral tasks
Use correct scholarly practices in the areas of citation and referencing
Compare the evolutionary development of the common law with other approaches to law reform
Reflect on the way(s) in which the legal system reproduces and challenges power structures in society
Prepare for and conduct a client interview to professional standards
Demonstrate mature reflection on their developing skills
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2021 are no longer published.
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