Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module completes students' study of Torts ie civil wrongs. In Module 10023, students studied the tort of negligence and its role in providing compensation for personal injury and pure economic losses. This module begins with a coverage of the main forms of justice most relevant to tort law: corrective justice and distributive justice. It also examines the role of retributive justice and efficiency (deterrence). A major purpose of the module is to introduce the themes of Justice and Rights and to look at the extent to which tort law is influenced by these concepts. The module, then, covers three groups of torts: Nuisance and Rylands which protect a person┐s right to enjoy her land without interference from other landowners; the tort of Defamation which protects the reputation of individuals, and finally the means by which individuals can take action to protect their Privacy.
To development of knowledge of the law of torts, building on the content of Torts 1 to develop student understanding of a range of different torts relating to interests (i.e. person, property, reputation) protected in private law.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Comprehend a distinct range of torts relating to rights and interests protected in private law, such as the person, property and reputation.: 1,Demonstrate a critical understanding of the substantive areas covered.: 1,Conduct independent research and critical evaluation of the legal principles and judicial policies relevant to the substantive areas covered.: 1,
Lectures 9 x 2 hours┐ = 18┐ hoursSeminars 7 x 1 hours┐ = 7 hours (including in-class formative).Seminar prep┐:┐ ┐55 hours┐ ┐(including formative preparation)Directed reading┐:┐ 75 hours
Pre-requisite: LAW-10023 Torts 1 - FoundationsBarred combination: LAW-20040 Torts 2 - Development
1: Essay weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
A 3,000 word essayA 3,000 word research-based essay, which requires students to demonstrate an ability to comprehend critiques of tort law and critically evaluate one of the substantive areas covered.