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Unit of Study LAWS2015 - Torts (2024)

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Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

explain the core concepts and principles of torts law, including negligence, nuisance, trespass and defamation

identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning to develop justifiable responses to torts law problems

research and construct a sustained and persuasive legal argument

communicate effectively both orally and in writing for legal audience.

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Davies M, Malkin I, 2021, Focus Torts, 9th edition, LexisNexis Australia, Australia. ISBN: 9780409351460 (Ebook: 9780409351477).
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer with a webcam and reliable internet connection.  Students will be required to complete an onboarding process to verify their identity before attempting the online exam in this unit.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.