|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||29 May 2022|
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: LAW5111 and LAW5112
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.