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LAW5124 Advanced Torts B

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 January 2023


Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: LAW5111 and LAW5112
Pre-requisite: LAW5113


This is a core course in the Juris Doctor program. Together with LAW5113 Advanced Contract and Torts A, it is approved by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (Qld) and the Chief Justice of Queensland as meeting the torts area of knowledge under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld) and therefore deals with elements of Torts, specifically: negligence, including defences; a representative range of torts (other than negligence) and their defences; damages; concurrent liability; and compensation schemes.

This course builds upon the principles of the law of torts gained in LAW5113 Advanced Contract and Torts A. Students will study negligence and a representative range of torts, with some consideration of defences and damages, and of alternative methods of providing compensation for accidental injury. Examples include: concurrent liability, defamation, nuisance, trespass to land and compensation schemes.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 January 2023