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Unit of Study LEGL2002 - Foundations of Torts (2025)

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

explain the role of tort law and how it has been impacted by legislative change, demonstrate legal writing skills appropriate to the role of a paralegal

identify the elements of an action for negligence and for certain other torts

describe the processes by which claims for compensation are pursued and damages are assessed

apply to factual situations the principles of liability to pay compensation.

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