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Law of Obligations II - Torts - LAWS804

The law of obligations encompasses private law obligations in contract, tort, and restitution. This compulsory unit examines the law of torts and its operation in context from doctrinal, practical, theoretical and normative perspectives. Torts addresses critical questions about social responsibility and obligations members of a community owe to one other, and how civil legal standards can and should be used to encourage appropriate behaviour and rectify wrongs. Negligence is the principal focus; other topics studied include assault, battery, false imprisonment, trespass to land and goods, nuisance, conversion, defences, and types of liability. The unit extends and integrates knowledge and skills developed in previous law units, focusing on communication, teamwork, problem solving and research. It also lays a foundation for the capstone unit LAWS815 Remedies, Reparations and Resolutions in Law.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Ms Jemimah Roberts

(LAWS803 and corequisite LAWS600) or (admission to JD in 2014) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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