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Torts (LLB152)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit aims to acquaint students with the law concerning civil liability to compensate for harm caused by wrongful conduct (the tort). The emphasis is on negligent conduct, including words and deeds, causing damage to the person or property or economic loss. This unit will consider the Civil Liability Act 2002 (WA) and its interpretation. Other forms of liability tort including liability for intentional torts are also examined.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Identify legal issues relevant to the law of Torts, including an ability to analyse practical legal problems which raise the possibility of tortious actions;
2. Demonstrate a knowledge of the relevant law including being able to provide the relevant proposition of law and cite relevant case or legislative authority;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the law including an explanation and application of the law to various legal scenarios;
4. Apply legal principles to practical and novel situations; and
5. Respond to legal problem solving questions in written form.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 36 hours per semester and Workshops: 10 hours throughout the semester
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content. Workshops will provide students with an opportunity to engage collectively with topics in the unit and to test their understanding.
Assessment An essay and exam, or some other combination of assessments.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the LLB, and successful completion of LEG150 (prior to 2012) OR LAW150/BJU100 Australian Legal System OR concurrent enrolment in BJU100 Australian Legal System.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW152 Torts may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: LAW152
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Ms Sarah Howe

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6074
e: S.Howe@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.1.020 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Ms Sarah Howe

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6074
e: S.Howe@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.1.020 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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