This topic will provide students with the ability to identify, analyse, and apply the legal principles in relation to various torts (including negligence), their defences and damages. The topic will further inform students about the principles and policy considerations that influence the development of law in this area. Students will practice their critical and creative thinking skills when examining the broader context in which the law of torts operates, both from a societal and comparative perspective.
The law of torts has evolved from pure common law to a mix of common law and statutes like the Civil Liability Act. Hence, the topic will allow students to hone their skills in both statutory interpretation and legal case reading. Torts also provides students the opportunity to reflect on their (moral) norms and practice as lawyers, including communication with clients.
This topic aims to:
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