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LAW1126 Torts

Units : 1
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 : 30 September 2023


Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: LAW1111
Enrolment is not permitted in LAW1126 if LAW1113 and LAW1124 have been previously completed


This is a core course in the Bachelor of Laws program. 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 concerns the law of torts which sets the standards of behaviour between members of society. Students will study negligence and a representative range of torts, with consideration of defences and damages, and of alternative methods of providing compensation for accidental injury. Examples include: concurrent liability, trespass, defamation, nuisance, and compensation schemes.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Interim Trimester 1, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Interim Trimester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Interim Trimester 1, 2023 Online
Interim Trimester 2, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Interim Trimester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Interim Trimester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023